Art Camp offers creative option

Published 12:00 am Wednesday, June 7, 2006

If you’re trying to find something creative and constructive for your children to do this summer, there are options.

The City of Selma Ceramic Art Program’s June Art Camp 2006 gives children an opportunity to have fun, be creative and explore their talents during the summer.

The program began on June 5 and will end on Friday, but the

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July Art Camp will begin on July 10 and there are still slots available.

Art camp Director Candi Duncan said the purpose of the camp is “to hopefully help further the children’s interests in art that may potentially reveal a budding artist.”

Budding artists can choose from pottery making, painting, wire art sculpting, weaving, spooling, sewing and cooking, as well as, many more.

Not only do children get the chance to discover a newfound talent but they also help the instructors cook the lunch meal everyday, set the tables and clean the dishes, teaching them respect and responsibility.

Projects are chosen to be more than just fun activities. Painting the snowmen, for example, teaches the children coordination, according to camp instructor Linda Oliver.

Cost of the camp is $100, but the Art Camp in the past has provided financial support for children who wish to come to the camp, but cannot afford the cost.

The Selma Art Program is made possible by grants from the Alabama State Council on the Arts, The National Endowment for the Arts and The Selma Arts Council.

For more information about Selma’s Art Camp, call 874-2143, 874-2147 or 875-2193.

We are fortunate to have programs such as these in the community to help our children develop an interest in the arts and to give them a place to express themselves creatively during the long, hot summer.

If you have children with an interest in art, take advantage of these and other opportunities available in Selma.