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June 7, 2014

Classes will inspire young artists

Children’s summer art camps will feature a variety of activities, including painting, sculpting, acting, photography and puppet making.

Art camps will be held from 8:45 a.m. to 3 p.m. July 15-18 and Aug. 4-8 at Bottle Works, 411 Third Ave. in the Cambria City section of Johnstown.

Around the World, best suited for ages 5 and older, will be offered July 15-18.  

Campers will go on a journey to six different countries, where they will explore a world of interesting customs, music, dance and folklore.

Mini Masters, for ages 7-11, will be back by popular demand Aug. 4-8.  

Young artists will find inspiration as they explore the joys and mystery of art history.

There will be a new summer adventure from past years.  

Preregistration is required for all the camps, and campers are asked to bring their own lunch.

The camps are $110 for nonmembers and $100 for members.

Registration: 536-5399.

Community Arts Center

Art camps will be held June 17-19 at Community Arts Center of Cambria County, 1217 Menoher Blvd., Westmont.

Peewee Picassos for ages 3-5 will have two classes.

1-2-3 to the ZOO, which will be held from 10 to 11 a.m., will feature stories about bears, elephants, sloths and kangaroos and art projects in 2-D and 3-D related to the stories.  

The cost is $17 for nonmembers and $15 for members.

Jump’n Jive, which will be held from 11:05 a.m. to 12:05 p.m., will require participants to wear comfortable clothing for warm-ups, stretches and simple dance steps set to music.   

Parents are invited to attend a recital June 19, 15 minutes before class ends.

The cost is $17 for nonmembers and $15 for members.

Mini Monets for ages 4 to 8 will have three classes.

Ahoy, Mateys, which will be held from 11:05 a.m. to 12:05 p.m., will have campers ages 4-6 sailing to the Island of Artistic Creation, where they will listen to pirate tales and make all kinds of pirate artwork.  

The cost is $17 for nonmembers and $15 for members.

Painting Landscapes, which will be held from 11:05 a.m. to 12:05 p.m., will introduce artists ages 6 and older to watercolor and acrylic painting techniques and have them painting on canvas boards, stretched canvas and watercolor paper, using various tools and brushes.

The cost is $17 for nonmembers and $15 for members.

Hurray For Clay, which will be held from 11:05 a.m. to 12:05 p.m., will have artists ages 6-8 squishing, patting and kneading clay to make a pinch pot and silly animals, using sculpting tools and seashells to add designs, lines, grooves and squiggles.  

Clay and firing are included.

The cost is $25 for nonmembers and $22 for members.

Great Masters for ages 8 and older will have four classes.

Wheel-Thrown Pottery, which will be held from 10 to 11 a.m., will have students learning how to wedge, center, pull and trim the clay, then shape it into cylinders, bowls and cups.  

Clay and firing are included, and there is a limit of seven students.

The cost is $38 for nonmembers and $35 for members.

Draw Like an Artist, which will be held from 10 to 11 a.m., will have students studying basic drawing elements such as shading, line, texture, form and composition to create a portfolio of abstract, still life, figure and landscape drawings.

Some sessions will be outside, weather permitting.

The cost is $17 for nonmembers and $15 for members.

Act It Out, which will be held from 11:05 a.m. to 12:05 p.m., will have young actors working on a new play.

Parents are invited to attend a show June 19, 15 minutes before class ends.  

The cost is $17 for nonmembers and $15 for members.

Photos to Paintings, which will be held from 11:05 a.m. to 12:05 p.m., will have artists selecting a subject and taking a photograph, then painting two to three versions of it, discovering how the world we see, the world the camera captures and the world we paint are each different.

Watercolors and acrylic paints will be used, and photographers should bring a digital camera if possible.

The cost is $17 for nonmembers and $15 for members.

Payment for arts center camps must be made by Friday, and checks should be made payable to Community Arts Center, P.O. Box 866, Johns-town, Pa. 15907.

Registration: 255-6515.

Cresson Lake  

A summer puppetry workshop for those going to grades   4 through 6 will be held from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. July 7-11 at Cresson Lake Playhouse’s rehearsal hall, 526 W. Ogle St., Ebensburg

Puppet makers should bring a list of supplies, which will be provided before camp, wear sneakers and socks rather than flip flops or sandals and bring a lunch and watercooler or jug.

The registration fee covers instruction and puppet-building materials, but lunch is not provided.

The cost is $250, and payment is due by June 30.

Payment should be sent to Cresson Lake Playhouse, 2014 Summer Puppetry Workshop, P.O. Box 368, Ebensburg, Pa. 15931.

Registration is complete after payment is received.

Information: 472-4333.

Laurel Arts

Laurel Arts will have summer camps at Philip Dressler Center for the Arts, 214 S. Harrison Ave., Somerset.

Painting Mini-Camp, for kindergarten through grade 6, will be held from 11:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. June 16-17.

Campers will use a variety of paints and learn multiple techniques for creating a beautiful 2-D masterpiece.

Read It & Cook It, for kindergarten through grade 2, will be held from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. June 16-19.

Campers will read stories and take what they learned to the kitchen to make special treats.

Drawing Mini-Camp, for kindergarten through grade 6, will be held from 11:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. June 18-19.

Campers will learn new ways to draw with charcoal, pencils, crayons and markers.

Kids, Cooking and Healthy Eating, for ages 10-13, will be held from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. June 23-27.

Campers will learn basic culinary skills and good nutrition, with hands-on instruction and take-home foods.

Collage Mini-Camp, for kindergarten through grade 6, will be held from 11:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. June 30 and July 1.

Campers will create painted, textured, snipped and pieced collages, with one finished project to be framed.

Upcycled Jewelry Mini-Camp, for grades 2 through 8, will be held from 11:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. July 7-8.

Campers will learn basic jewelry-making techniques using plastic, aluminum, cardboard,  drink lids, boxes, mismatched game pieces and scraps of fabric.

Polymer Clay Jewelry Mini-Camp, for grades 2 through 8, will be held from 11:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. July 9-10.

Campers will become familiar with basic jewelry-making tools and techniques.

Sewn Accessories Mini-Camp, for grades 2 through 8, will be held from 11:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Aug. 4-5.

Campers will learn basic sewing and embroidery skills.

Wires and Watercolors II, for kindergarten through grade 2, will be held from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Aug. 4-7.

Campers will paint with homemade paints, craft with recycled items, explore ways to do printmaking and work with clay, decoupage and string art.

Felt Mini-Camp, for grades 2 through 8, will be held from 11:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Aug. 6-7.

Campers will learn basic sewing and embroidery skills.

American Girl Doll Camp, for ages 6-12, will be held from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Aug. 11-14.

Campers will bring a favorite doll, learn about the historical period of the dolls and create holiday and everyday items for their dolls.

Junior art camps for ages 3-5 will be held for a half-day in the morning, beginning with breakfast at 8:30 and ending at noon.

Each week of camp will feature a different theme, and campers will spend their time learning, making art projects and participating in activities centered around the theme.

Colors of the Rainbow will be held July 1-3, with campers learning what colors can mix to create new ones and designing a sand-art project of what they learn each day.

Breakfast and lunch will be provided for all-day camps and lunch for half-day camps.

Campers are encouraged to bring a water bottle and wear old clothes and paint shirts.

Four-day camps are $96 for members and $120 for nonmembers, mini-camps are $48 for members and $60 for nonmembers and junior art camps are $48 for members and $60 nonmembers.

Exceptions are Kids, Cooking & Healthy Eating, which is $70 for members and $85 for nonmembers, and a theater camp, which will be held Aug. 18-22 at Mountain Playhouse.

Advance registration is encouraged and preferred, and scholarships are available.

Information: 443-2433.

An educational history camp for ages 7-11, which will be held from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. July 15-18 at Compass Inn Museum, 1382 Route 30 East, Laughlintown, will teach kids how to survive life in early  19th-century Pennsylvania.  

Children should bring a  lunch and water each day.

The cost is $125 for members and $130 nonmembers, which includes snacks, a hat and camp supplies.

There is a $10 discount for each additional sibling, and reservations are required.

Registration: 724-238-6818.

Ruth Rice covers Features for The Tribune-Democrat. Follow her on Twitter at Twitter.com/RuthRiceTD.

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