OCAC’s 2nd summer camp set for July 18-20

Published 12:00 am Thursday, July 7, 2011

Katy Free paints a gourd at last month’s session of the OCAC art camp. A new session will begin July 18. Cost is $30 per child and is held in the afternoons at the OCAC Gallery. | Courtesy photo

A second session of the Opp Cultural Art’s Council’s “Summer Splish Splash Kid’s Art Fun” will be held in the coming weeks.

Organizer Anita Ellis said the first session, which was held last month, was a success.

“Seventeen kids participated in June for the 3-day imaginary trip to the beach,” she said.

Ellis said on the first day of the session, each student created a painting of “Shamu the Whale” on poster board using food coloring water and a drinking straw.

“Real seashells, collected the week before at Destin, were given as souvenirs,” she said.

On the second day, the group learned to paint a beach scene on corkboard by using washable paints, cotton balls and small wooden forks, she said.

The third day, the attention shifted to the meaning of the July 4, where a coloring page of the American Flag was handed out to each, patriotic sunglasses and red, white and blue pencils were given away to enjoy.

Ellis said for the last project, the kids painted a kettle gourd with a design to represent the flag.

The second session’s format will be similar to the June session.

Ellis said space is limited. The second session will be held July 18-20 from 3:30 p.m. until 5 p.m.

Cost is $30 per child and supplies are included.

For more info, call 493-7166.