The Hiddenite Arts & Heritage Center’s Annual Kid’s Summer Art Camp begins on June 20, and early registration is now open for students. Instructor Martha Burgin has planned a six-week course of fun and innovative art projects designed to lead campers on an exciting journey of creative discovery.
Held on Tuesdays at the Center’s Educational Complex (70 Hiddenite Church Road), the Kid’s Summer Art Camp will be in session June 20th and 27th, July 11th, 18th, and 25th, and August 1st. Classes will offer a wide range of artistic mediums including collage art, clay hand building, drawing, and more. Projects for the camp will be inspired by master painters like Van Gogh, Monet, and Michelangelo.
Classes for ages 4–8 (4 and 5 year old students must be accompanied by an adult during the class) are held from 10:00 a.m. until 12:00 noon. Classes for students 9 and older are held from 1:00 p.m. until 3:00 p.m.
Cost for attending the full six-week Summer Art Camp is only $60 per student (prepaid for all six sessions). Students can also enroll in single day classes for only $15 per class. Snacks will be provided for students each day. Reservations are required for the Summer Art Camp and may be made by calling (828) 632-6966.
Each class will feature a project designed to help students discover their own unique talents. Art camp instructor and Hiddenite Arts & Heritage staff member, Martha Burgin, is a skillful art teacher with more than 25 years of experience. The Center’s Summer Art Camp is well suited to children who are just beginning to develop their creative skills, intermediate students, and advanced student artists alike.
Camp participants will be honored with a “Meet the Artists” reception on Sunday, August 6 from 3:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the Educational Complex (70 Hiddenite Church Road). Light refreshments will be served and works of art completed during the camp will be exhibited.
Hiddenite Arts & Heritage Center events, exhibits, and programs are made possible in part through the generous funding of Alexander County government, the Town of Taylorsville, the Eileen and R.Y. Sharpe Family Foundation, The Winston-Salem Foundation, Duke Energy, the Catawba Valley Community Foundation, the Friends of the Center membership program, and by the Grassroots Grant of the N.C. Arts Council (a division of the NC Department of Natural and Cultural Resources). The Hiddenite Arts & Heritage Center’s Lucas Mansion and Educational Complex are wheelchair accessible.