Kids let loose creative skills at Firehouse Arts Center camp

Published 4:40 pm Friday, July 14, 2017

The Firehouse Arts Center hosted kids art camp July 10-14, where kids created everything from stained glass windows to popsicle stick fish.

With the theme being underwater, the kids were bound to be creative.

Piper Edison said she got to create a clay turtle. “I’m going to put it on my dresser along with my stained glass turtle I made.” Her favorite thing she created was an octopus made from a roll of toilet paper.

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“It’s really fun, creative and bright,” Bryce Hatcher said. “I get to learn and make new things.”

Kayla Hand agreed, saying her favorite part of camp is that you get to be creative and play games.

Art director Ali White said one of their goals was to explore things the kids don’t normally have the opportunity to do, like ceramics. Most of the schools have diminished the elementary school art programs, so this gives them an outlet to explore their creative side.

Rebecca Kasilus, art teacher at Hutto Middle School and leader at camp, said they also wanted to involve the community in this year’s camp. All of the kids this year painted rocks to contribute to Bainbridge rocks and hid them throughout the square during the week.

The camp will host another week of working with pastels, painting and underwater adventures July 17-21.

While the theme remains the same, White said they may incorporate some new and different projects.