Youth art camps returning to View this summer

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OLD FORGE — Looking for an Art program for your children this summer? View, the Center for Arts and Culture in Old Forge, will host three themed one-week art camps. 

The  first session is July 5-9, and the theme will be “Design & Create: All Things Paper.” It will be open to ages 10-13. Each day will run from 9 a.m. to noon and focus on the many different things can you do with paper. Projects will include: Design and create your own logo; create a rubber stamp that represents you; learn paper mache; and create your own piñata. The cost is $130 per child or members, and $150 per child for non-members.

Week 2 will run from July 12-16 from 9 a.m. to noon, is open to ages 10-13. The theme is “Art from Nature.” Artistic creations will be made from items found in nature including leaves, sticks, bark, pebbles, seed pods, nuts, berries, petals. Options are endless; anything in nature can be used. Projects will include: Creating cards from petals, bark, leaves and sticks; Tie dying (creating a tie dye shirt using natural ingredients like blue berries, cabbage and other natural materials), and learning the art of candle making. The cost is $130 per child for members and $150 per child for non-members.

The last session will be July 19-23, from 9 a.m. to noon, open to ages 13-16. The theme of this session is “Glass Week.” Kids will learn to create using color and light and designing unique glass pieces, and explore the possibilities for using glass to express yourself. Projects will include: Cutting, framing, and arranging a stained glass piece; learning slumping – arranging pieces of fusible glass on a mold or free-form for use in a high-fire kiln to create colorful projects, and more. The cost is $150 per child for members and $170 per child for non-members. Each session will include gallery tours and exploration of the New Wetlands Walkway. For information or to sign up, go online to ViewArts.org/workshops/youth.

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