Summer is Perfect for Exploring and Creating Art | Life/Entertainment

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Summer is just around the corner and it’s the perfect time to treat your child to a summer art camp adventure at the Adams County Council for the Arts Education Center. The thrill of creative exploration can be experienced in a cool, comfortable environment with expert instruction in a welcoming environment.

There are over 50 themed camps to choose from for kids ages 3 and up. Whether it’s learning to cook something from scratch, creating a fused glass lantern, playing the guitar, or painting a messy outdoors, there’s something for everyone. See our website for a full list. Here’s what to expect in June:

Summer camp party or performance at the end of each camp week.

Next stepJune 13-17, 9:30-11:30 a.m., 6-8 years old

Our tumbling classes provide a fun and safe environment to learn new skills while promoting technique, fitness and confidence! Jessie United Athletics, $110 for members; $120 for non-members

Painting a glittering fish: June 13-17, 1-3 p.m., ages 5-7

For all mermaids and mermen who love fish in the sea. Spend a week painting and creating ocean-themed artwork. Also add some sparkle and shine. Paula Kravits, $135/$145

Basketry, From June 20 to 24, from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., from 10 years old

Create unique and colorful baskets using traditional basket weaving materials as well as household items and upcycled materials. John Ricci, $150/$165

Let’s make music: June 20-24, 9-11 a.m., ages 4-5

You will learn and sing new songs, dance and play musical games. Activities will introduce musical concepts like rhythm, rhythm, pitch, melody and dynamics. Lisa Cadigan, $110/$120

Sing together: Youth Choir Camp, June 20 to 24, 9 a.m. to 12 p.m., for ages 9 to 14

Do you like to sing? Develop your voice properly and learn the basics of reading music. Bring to life an exciting selection of songs for you to perform at the end of the week. All levels accepted, no experience necessary. Brent Talbot and Matt Carlson, $155/$170

Mandala Art for beginners, June 20 to 24, 1 p.m. to 4 p.m., ages 12 and up

Express yourself by creating a circular pattern using a geometric design. Explore using a variety of mediums to include, drawing, painting, collage and mixed media and creating an edible mandala for your weekend party. David Mitchell, $150/$165

The basics of cookie decoratingfrom June 27 to July 1, from 9:30 a.m. to 12 p.m., from 12 years old

Create fully decorated, professional looking cookies. Learn techniques for quilting, flooding, and wet-on-wet piping, as well as how to layer color. They will look as good as they taste. Kara Boehne-Miele, $150/$165

watercolor collage, From June 27 to July 1, from 9:30 a.m. to 12 p.m., from 12 years old

Watercolor and collage are a fun and unique art form. By layering different watercolor techniques and colors, you can create a timeless landscape, flower pot, or try your hand at an animal scene. Jenn Tarr, $150/$165

Easy Indian cookingJune 27-July 1, 2 p.m.-4 p.m., 12-14 years old

Discover the amazing collection of spices and blends that make Indian cuisine so unique and flavorful. You will make butter chicken, Indian style vegetable stir fry, street snacks, corn masala toast, kulfi samosa using puff pastry, dal and more. Smitha Nair, $150/$165

Scholarships are available for those who qualify.

The mission of the Adams County Arts Council is to cultivate a rich artistic community. Adams County Council Arts Education Center, 125 S. Washington St., Gettysburg, PA 17325; 717-334-5006; www.adamsarts.org; Wendy Heiges is the program director; [email protected]

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