Two art camps are planned for area school vacation week Feb. 27-Mar. 2 at the Sharon Arts Center School of Art & Craft, 457 Rt. 123.
ArtVenture Camp Week will be held for ages 6-11 with the theme "Shark Week," where students will be able to try their hands in various mediums as they explore the creative process. Full days are from 9 am to 4 pm and half days are from 9 am to 12:30 pm. Early drop-off is available to those with a Sharon Arts Center family membership.
For ages 12 and up there's Clay Camp Week, in which students will discover the many possibilities of clay. Hand-building techniques including pinch, coil, and slab will be used to create small bowls, cups, and other vessels. Students will also try their hand at sculpture, creating animals and other objects. They will learn how to make clay instruments, such as rattles and ocarinas. Clay games and larger collaborative projects will be part of the week as well. This week-long class will be held daily from 9 am to 3 pm and early drop-off is available to those with a Sharon Arts Center family membership.
The week for both camps will end with a showcase of the classes' accomplishments at 12:30 pm on Friday at the School, where friends and family can enjoy the campers' final pieces.
"ArtVenture camp consists of a wide range of art and craft projects in a variety of media, allowing kids to collaborate on group projects as well as individual pieces, and to explore new ways of communication," said School Director Alexandra Wall. "Campers will be encouraged to think creatively and plan projects that express their own unique ideas and visions. Our School provides a comfortable environment for our young students to feel supported while they expand their understanding of what is creatively possible and the potential of artistic expression."
Tuition fees and online registration for these week-long camps can be found at www.sharonarts.org. For more information call (603) 924-7256.