Summer, Arts & Fun Learning

Caldwell Arts Council offers programming for school-aged children

LENOIR – Three summer camp opportunities for school-aged children are being offered this summer by the Caldwell Arts Council (CAC).

Sculpting Our Future Sculpture Camp

From June 26 – 30, a sculpture camp will be held on the campus of the Patterson School in historic Happy Valley 10:00 a.m. to noon daily. The intention is for the beautiful grounds and landscape to serve as inspiration to create unique art forms. Campers will work individually and as a team to create sculptures throughout the week. A light snack with drinks will be provided each day. The camp will be inside and outside each day. Tuition is $65 for ages Kindergarten and up.  Tuition covers cost of materials and the entry fee to the annual CAC Sculpture Celebration in the Youth Category. All entries are eligible for prizes. Class size is limited, so register soon by calling 828-754-2486 or visiting the CAC website.

Caldwell JAM Summer Program

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From July 12 through September 2, the JAM Summer Program will be held for children from eight-year-old and up. This is ideal for those wanting to learn an instrument or improving their musical skills. The Summer JAM Program is an eight-week program that focuses on traditional Appalachian music with instruction in old time guitar, fiddle, mandolin, and banjo. Classes will be held each Wednesday from 4 – 6 p.m. in downtown Lenoir. The last class is held at the Happy Valley Fiddlers Convention on Saturday, Sept. 2 and concludes with a group performance on the Youth Stage. Tuition is $80 ($10/week) and rental instruments are available for an additional $15.  Class size is limited, so register soon by calling 828-754-2486 or visiting the CAC website.

Art in Motion Dance Camp

From August 14 – 18, the Arts in Motion dance camp – for ages Kindergarten through 8th grade – will be held. Daily classes will be from 9 – 11 a.m. at the Hudson Uptown Building, courtesy of the Town of Hudson.  In a fun, enjoyable and relaxed atmosphere, participants will learn about how our bodies move through space using time, energy and force to create shapes and patterns which make “Moving Human Art.” Throughout the week, campers will learn the basic elements of dance/movement, observe movement in works of art, explore their own thoughts and feelings through movement, and increase their self-esteem and confidence. They will build teamwork and problem-solving skills, as well as find connections between visual art forms, music and the movement of their bodies through space. Tuition is $50, and class size is limited. Register by calling 828-754-2486 or visiting the CAC website.

Caldwell Arts BWThe Caldwell Arts Council’s mission is to establish and maintain an awareness and appreciation of cultural arts in Caldwell County, to encourage participation in art events, and to offer educational opportunities and administrative services in support of artists, arts agencies, and audiences. Call 828-754-2486 and visit the CAC website for more information.

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