Firehouse ends Kidcaso summer camp with packed attendance

Published 5:05 pm Friday, July 14, 2023

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This week was the last week of the Firehouse Art Gallery’s summer art camp. The camp’s theme was “Kidcasso”, with a focus on the works of Picasso, and opened in early June to 1st through 3rd grade students, ending this week with students from 4th to 6th grade.

According to Jessica Polsky, the camp turnout has been impressive, with all classes full and with waiting lists. “We had a few more students this year,” she said. “It was just as well-attended as last year, but I think we had a couple more. Everything was full this year, all grades.”

With summer camp now over, the Firehouse’s art teachers, Lindsey Anderson and Mary Alice Long, are getting ready for after-school classes in the fall. “They like the idea of pursuing studying an artist, since a lot of school curriculum doesn’t teach art history,” Polsky said. “We’re seeing it as an opportunity to maybe get them to know some artists, and learn to create things.”

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Polsky also addressed those looking for classes for older kids and teenagers, stating that the search for a suitable teacher was underway. She also stated that studio classes for teenagers were in the works as well, “…meaning we will have prompts for teenagers, and have all the resources they need to make things, but it will be a less structured class environment.” The plan is for these to be available in the fall.

For more information on the Firehouse’s upcoming events and schedule, visit their Facebook page, or contact them at 229-243-1010.