All over but the shouting – LAAC ends arts camp

Published 12:00 am Saturday, June 26, 2010

Landon Kelley was caught rocking out as classmates Abby Glidewell, Rachel Fleming and Alex Birk dance along to “Greased Lightning.”

Friday marked the end of the Lower Alabama Arts Coalition’s annual summer arts camp series. Organizers said more than 40 children participated in this year’s camp to study a multitude of art techniques from pencil drawings for self-portrait and paper mache faces and animals to acting and dancing.

Students agreed “learning to draw like Michelangelo and dance like John Travolta” was quite possibly the best way to spend the summer.

However, aspiring thespians shouldn’t despair.

For those wishing to learn a bit more about the acting side of the arts, the LAAC will sponsor a summer theater camp July 6-15 from 1 p.m. until 4 p.m. daily. Camp will conclude with a production of “Alice in Wonderland” at 6 p.m. on Thurs., July 15, in the city hall auditorium.

Space is limited, and camp is open to students entering second through ninth grades. Cost is $75 per student, and early payment will reserve a spot.

For information, call LAAC at 222-3205.