14 slots still open for LAAC art camp

Published 8:59 pm Thursday, June 14, 2012


There are still about 14 slots open for elementary school students and preschoolers at next week’s Lower Alabama Arts Coalition’s summer art camp, officials said Thursday.

“We’ve probably got six slots open for the afternoon session and eight for the morning,” said Mira Walker, spokesperson. “This week we have had a new art and music teacher, but next week we’ll have Jessica Williamson teaching the art classes.”

Teaching music is Shelly Nall.

This week, students have focused on a Mexican theme, Nall said.

“We are doing a Mexican theme, and are learning a little Mexican hat dance, with sombreros,” she said. “We are learning about the country’s music and art. We’ve learned a song about a donkey, and made Mexican vests, as well.”

And Marilyn Moore and Sebastian Reaser were in charge of this week’s art portion.

“We discussed where music comes from,” Moore said. “And we’ve been using traditional and non-traditional materials.”

Students are working to complete a 3D art piece of a diner with a jukebox.

Next week’s theme for the older kids is a surprise.

Preschool art camp for ages 3-5 will kick off next week’s session, from 10 a.m. until 11:30 a.m., and Katie Ferguson King will teach the class. The afternoon class, for 6-12-year-olds, will be from 2 p.m. until 5 p.m. Cost is $65 for each class.

For more info, call 222-3205.