Wondering what to do with your creative kids this summer? The Fine Arts Center of Kershaw County (FAC) has it covered. Register now for one of our summer camps before it’s too late. Beginning in July, the FAC is offering several camps for children of all ages to explore their creativity.
Visual art, dance and drama will be offered in several sessions. Also offered this year will be some fun and exciting classes for teens and adults; Two, week-long sessions of adult and teen clay camps taught by Debbie Gregory, along with some adult painting parties with Gina Bruce.
“We are excited about our special painting parties with Gina Bruce this year,” said Jami Steele, the FAC’s new education and theatre director. “These have become quite popular and we are looking forward to offering this unique experience to our community.”
• The Camps
Dance Camp Dance camps are taught through Kelley’s Fine Arts. Classes are slated to begin Monday, July 21st and run through Friday, July 25th. Each class is $40 for the week – with discounts for multiple classes.
· 1:00-1:30 p.m. 3-5 yr. olds tap/ballet
· 1:30-2:00 p.m. 6 yr. and older–tap
· 2:00-2:30 p.m. 6 yr. and older–ballet
· 2:30-3:00 p.m. 6 yr. and older–jazz/hiphop
· 3:00-3:30 p.m. 6 yr. and older clogging
· 3:30-4:30 p.m. Technique/Turning
Jr. and Sr. Camden Crew (Auditions will be held Friday, July 25th)
PreSchool Art Camp
Campers explore a variety of art media. Each two day session has its own unique theme: Session #1 travels to Alaska and session #2 is off to Italy. The program is a blend of guided explorations and group activities designed to spur curiosity. A mid-morning snack is provided.
Mon./Tues. or Wed./Thurs.
Each session 2 days
9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Different activities at each session; Preschoolers age 4 to 6
Cost per session: $45
July 7 & 8 – Alaska; Register by June 27
July 9 & 10 – Italy; Register by July 7
Art Camp Junior
Art Camp promotes self-esteem and creative problem solving all centered on having fun with the arts. Campers work with artists in a variety of visual art media. Campers bring their own bag lunch. A beverage is provided.
Monday through Friday; 9:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.; for rising 2-4 graders
July 21 – 25; Register by July 14
Art Camp Senior
During a longer day, our older Art Campers work with more advanced materials and concepts and have an “awesome” time during their art explorations. Campers bring their own bag lunch. A beverage is provided.
Monday through Friday; 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.; for rising 4-7 graders
July 14 – 18; Register by July 7
Fantasy Fun & Acting Up! Theatre Camps
Brought to you by the Columbia Children’s Theatre
Monday through Friday; 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Campers bring their own bag lunch. A beverage is provided.
Cost per session: $150
Fantasy Fun Theatre Camp
The perfect introduction to theatre for early learners. Campers explore the basics of creative expression, story telling & pantomime. Students will showcase their work in a story-theatre production Friday at 3:00 p.m.
July 14 – 18; Register by July 7; for campers age 5 and up who have completed pre-K through 3rd grade
Acting Up! Theatre Camp
Acting Up! Camp is designed especially for those middle years when young performers are growing and changing. Campers are exposed to more advanced acting challenges and will present a showcase performance on Friday at 3:00 p.m.
July 21 – 25; Register by July 14; for rising 5-9 graders
Adult & Teen Clay Camp
Play in the clay with Debbie Gregory.
Monday through Thursday; & an additional day for glazing (5 mornings)
9 a.m. – 12 noon; Adults & Teens – limit 10
July 28 – 31 & August 8; Register by July 21
Supplies & Clay provided
Adult & Teen Evening Clay Camp
Play in the clay with Debbie Gregory in the evening!
Tuesday evenings; 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.; Adults & Teens – limit 10
July 15 – August 19; Register by July 8
Cost per session: $100
Supplies & Clay: $25
Adult Paint Parties with Gina Bruce
Join SC Artist and Certified Art Teacher, Gina Bruce as she guides you through a fantastic night of fun as we paint on a glass, canvas or a floor cloth! No experience required! Materials included. 10-25 students.
Thursday classes begin at 6:30 p.m.; Saturday classes begin at 9:00 am
· July 17- Self-portrait wine glass—$30
· July 31 – Carolina Palm—$30
· August- 7- Crows on Watermelon—$30
· Saturday, July 19 – Floor cloth 5 hour session with a break—$60
Check out Gina’s Facebook page at www.facebook.com/Brushuppaintingparties
• How to register
Please register a week or more in advance to guarantee an opening. Space may not be available for last-minute campers. Registration forms for all of the summer programs are available on-line at www.fineartscenter.org and at the Fine Arts Center of Kershaw County box office. The FAC is located at 810 Lyttleton Street in Camden. Office hours are 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday. You may register for camps using MasterCard, Visa, or Discover by calling the box office during its business hours at 803-425-7676. For additional information please call Director of Theatre & Education, Jami Steele at 803-425-7676, extension 310.