Kids can enjoy art camps this summer which include sculpting

Exploring the artistic side

Young artists will have an opportunity to explore a variety of ways to express themselves at this year’s recreation summer camps

Young artists will have an opportunity to explore a variety of ways to express themselves at this year’s recreation summer camps.

The first week starts with Clay Camps for Kids for Grades 2-6. The program runs Tuesday – Friday (July 3-6) between 10 a.m. and noon at the Community Centre. Students will have the opportunity to explore clay by hand, building, sculpting, glazing and working on the potter’s wheel.

The cost for the four-day camp is $54. More Clay Camps for Kids will be offered July 23 – 27 and Aug. 13 – 17. The cost of the five-day camp is $68.

The Tidemark youth theatre arts program, with teachers Heather Gordon Murphy, Kristy Miller and Amy Lelliott, will bring to life musical theatre and the performing arts, including singing, acting, dancing, sets, makeup and costuming. A combined final show will merge all three age groups together to create a production.

Theatre arts for ages four to six runs Fri., July 6 and Saturdays, July 7 and 14 from 9:30 – 11:30 a.m. at the Tidemark Theatre. Cost: $65. The next week, youth and teens can participate in a six-day theatre program July 9 – 14. Youth seven through 10 years get their chance to act up between 9:30 a.m. and noon.

The half-day camps cost $195. Youth 11 – 18 can register for full-day camps held 10:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. for $295.

Also during the second week of July, camps offering a week of drawing take place at Sybil Andrews cottage. The Learn to Draw program shares an easy method for drawing everyday objects, flowers, landscapes and people. Colour will be added using watercolour and pencil crayons.

The art classes are scheduled for a week between July 9 and 13. Classes for seven and eight-year-olds will be held from 9 – 10:30 a.m., followed by a class for kids aged nine and 10 from 11 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Classes for youth 11 and older will be held 1 – 2:30 p.m. at a cost of $60.

For more information call the Community Centre, (250) 286-1161 or Sportsplex, (250) 923-7911.