Kids enjoying lessons at ‘Art Camp’

Published 8:09 am Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Drew Ryan and Pate Beckham show off their clay tablets.

Drew Ryan and Pate Beckham show off their clay tablets.

Elementary Art Camp at the Firehouse Gallery began its second and final one-week session for the summer on Monday, with the students learning about art in ancient cultures.

The class of 30 students created rock art, similar to the kind of art found on the walls of caves where primitive man drew or carved picture images to communicate.

The subject matter varies each day of the week and includes Egyptian designs, American Indian basket weaving, and Incan, Aztec and Mayan fabric weaving. Friday is a day for finishing all projects, painting clay, learning photography and readying their creations for show at a public reception planned for Sunday, June 30. The children will be able to show and tell their parents and friends what they have learned.

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Youth Summer Art Camp is a project of the Bainbridge-Decatur County Council for the Arts in collaboration with the City of Bainbridge, and is for youth who have completed grades two through six. The teachers are Carrol Bolton and Pamela Cross.

Firehouse director Cheryl Carvajal said turnout for Art Camp had been very good this year, with each class reaching the optimum enrollment of 30 students.