FULTON – With continuous camp classes since 2012, Arty Camp is gearing up for another summer of art, theatre, and music with new classes in writing and cooking on tap. Arty Camp runs July 26-Aug. 20 at the Arts Center located at 121 Cayuga St. in downtown Fulton.
“We have new classes in the line-up this year,” says camp director Bonnie McClellan, “and we think there is something for every interest in children. We have scholarship money and a new grant from the John Ben Snow Foundation to help support the program.
“With the same free lunch, free art project at noon each day, there is no reason for any child to miss out on this great summer program. We’ve been doing camp every year for nine years, even during a COVID summer with no repercussions or incidents, and we know what kids like. We are committed to giving them a unique experience, encouraging their artistic expression and learning new forms of art. And great friendships are formed at Arty Camp.”
Some of the unique classes being offered this year include mechanical moving art, woodworking, working in the negative, drawing dragons, watercolors, sculpting and more. Theatre classes will return with improv, music on stage, character development, and stage direction.
New to the roster is literary art, learning how to write their own story book, book illustration and publishing. Cooking classes will debut with limited access for older children to work in the new commercial kitchen learning techniques and preparing healthy snacks and lunches for the campers.
Students can attend portions of camp as morning sessions are separate from afternoon classes. And any child in the county can attend for free from noon-2 p.m. each day when free lunches will be served followed by a free art project to complete and take home.
COVID-19 recommended CDC and Oswego County Health Department guidelines will remain in place with stringent cleaning protocols, recommended masks for unvaccinated individuals, and daily sign-in.
For more information and registration, visit CNYArtsCenter.com or call 315-598-ARTS (278) for questions.