Fun, creative experiences for kids, first to 8th grade.

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We know there is still uncertainty surrounding COVID19. We also know that more than ever, we are in need of events that inspire hope and the promise of coming together after this time of separation. That’s why we’re excited to continue planning our events for the summer. However, for the health and safety of our students, teachers, staff and everyone involved, we will make adjustments to this schedule if we need to. But we want to get this information out to you so that you will know about these opportunities. We are looking forward to the end of the quarantine and having your kids back under our roof for some amazing summer learning adventures! Check out our Summer Art Camps and enroll today!

June 15-19
Art in the Dark-Outer Space Edition
Cost $60 Caitlin Greene
In this camp we will create artworks that really GLOW! During the week we will explore outer space and create with fluorescent materials. We will create with model magic, paint, collage, and oil pastels. At the end of the week students will take home their own black light flashlight, so they can continue to enjoy their glowing artworks after the camp has ended.
9:30-11:30 am OR 1:00 – 3:00pm
Rising 1st – 8th graders; Limit 18 students
 
June 15-19
Mixed Media Madness
Cost $55 Lydia Powell
Love working with felt & fabric? Yarn and beads? This week we will have fun with mixed-medium activities so you can create your own fiber art projects! We will create flowers, collages, monsters, owls and a little bit of weaving too!  
9:30-11:30 am OR 1:00 – 3:00pm
Rising 1st – 8th graders; Limit 18 students
 
June 22-26
Crikey! Animals Down Under
Cost $55 Serra Shuford
Come take a trip down under! In this camp we will be learning and making art about the endangered animals of Australia. We will be learning to paint a koala bear and a kangaroo, create a crazy, colorful collage of the Great Barrier Reef, and much more! So put on your Steve Irwin hat and join us for this amazing art camp! *a percentage of the profits from this camp will be donated to Wildlife Victoria, an Australian nonprofit organization that provides emergency response services to animals being affected by the wildfires in Australia.
9:30-11:30 am OR 1:00 – 3:00pm
Rising 1st – 8th graders; Limit 18 students
 
June 22-26
Welcome to the World of Eric Carle
Cost $55 Lydia Powell
This week we will create Eric Carle inspired projects: learn how to make painted paper & collage. We will create magical seahorses, mermaids, butterflies, fish, & more.
9:30-11:30 am OR 1:00 – 3:00pm
Rising 1st – 8th graders; Limit 18 students

July 6-10
Nature Art Explorers
Cost $55 Caitlin Greene
In this camp we will use nature to inspire our creations. We will use a variety of textures and art making methods. Students will be inspired by the plants and bugs that are everywhere during the summer. Two special projects will be creating dirt slime and bird feeders during the week!
9:30-11:30 am OR 1:00 – 3:00pm
Rising 1st – 8th graders; Limit 18 students

July 6-10
Weave, Weave, Weave!
Cost $55 Megan Allen
This class will be exploring the many different ways to weave! Each class will be exploring another weaving technique, building off of the previous days. Our main focus will be yarn weaving, and will range from simple weaving projects like the Ojo de Dios to the more advanced tapestry weaving, that will be used to help us create a small bag! Come get tangled up in weaving!
9:30-11:30 am OR 1:00 – 3:00pm
Rising 3rd – 8th graders; Limit 18 students

July 6-10
It’s All About Paint
Cost $55 Cindy Robbs
This week is all about painting with everything except paintbrushes! We are going to drip it, roll it, throw it, and step in it.... whatever you can imagine!  Be prepared to get messy! Come wearing your old clothes and get ready for some fun!
9:30 – 11:30 am OR 1:00 – 3:00 pm
Rising 1st – 8th graders; Limit 18 students

July 13-17
Batman - Rise of the Art Knight
Cost $55 Steven Pruitt
Holy Abstract Art Batman! Gotham Channel 6 News is reporting that the criminal mastermind known as the Joker along with several other villains have broken in and taken control of the Gotham Museum of Art! Joker plans to steal some of the world’s most famous works of art and replace them with versions inspired by himself and the other diabolical criminals such as the Cat-woman, the Penguin, and the Riddler. Join the world’s greatest detective, Batman, to solve the case and put a stop to the Joker’s evil plan. This will require some help from the greatest team of superheroes ever to be assembled... The League of Artists!  Join the League and assist Batman in solving this crime to defeat the joker through the creation of various artworks and crafts. Do you have what it takes to join Batman and rise as the Art Knight? If so, meet me in the Art-cave and don’t be late. Same art time, same art location!
9:30-11:30 am OR 1:00 – 3:00pm
Rising 1st – 8th graders; Limit 18 students

July 13-17
Art Around the World!
Cost $55 Megan Allen
If you love to travel, this is the class for you! Join us on our trip around the world as we visit different countries every day and explore the artwork we find! Projects will include work from Africa, Asia, Europe, South America, and North America! We will discover new areas of the world every day and learn about the art that those places inspire! We will use painting, drawing, and sculpting skills to complete our work. Grab your passport and let’s go!
9:30-11:30 am OR 1:00 – 3:00pm
Rising 1st – 8th graders; Limit 18 students

July 13-17
Exploring the Masters
Cost $55 Cindy Robbs
We will be inspired by art created by Vincent Van Gogh, Claude Monet, Henry Matisse and Pablo Picasso. We will recreate famous works of art like Van Gogh’s Starry Night, Monet’s Water Lilies, Matisse’s The Flight of Icarus, and many others. Make room on your walls! Your child is going to be very proud of these masterpieces!
9:30 – 11:30 am OR 1:00 – 3:00 pm
Rising 1st - 8th graders; Limit 18 students

July 20-24
Harry Potter and the Secret of the Hepaestus
Cost $55 Steven Pruitt
Deep within the hallowed halls of Hogwarts, beyond the room of requirement, tucked deeply past the chamber of secrets lies a special room that exists on no known map of Hogwarts. Buried within these walls lies a room that contains the key to unlock the secret magic of imagination and creativity known as the room of art. It is here that the impossible becomes possible, the imaginary becomes the reality, and fiction becomes fact. In this magical room you are only bound by how far your imagination and creativity will allow you to travel. The only requirement to gain entrance to this secret room is to join the guild of artists known as The Guild of Hephaestus. Once you’ve joined you will unlock a sorting hat full of new activities waiting for you that will open up a magical world of wonder that few students of Hogwarts have the chance to lay eyes on. So what are you waiting for? We’ll see you at platform 9 3/4. Don’t miss your train!
9:30-11:30 am OR 1:00 – 3:00pm
Rising 1st – 8th graders; Limit 18 students

July 20-24
Beginning Woodworking I
Cost $60 Al Dunkleman
This class will focus on the basics of working with wood. Students will learn how to use a sanding block, hammer, nail set, and screwdriver, along with finishing techniques. All materials, tools, safety glasses and dust masks will be provided. Students will not operate any power tools as all projects will be pre cut and pre drilled for gluing and assembling. Projects: Using reclaimed wood, students will make a napkin holder, bird feeder and tool caddy.
9:30-11:30 am
Rising 2nd – 8th graders; Limit 16 students

July 20-24
Beginning Woodworking II
Cost $60 Al Dunkleman
This class will focus on the basics of working with wood. Students will learn how to use a sanding block, hammer, nail set, and screwdriver, along with finishing techniques. All materials, tools, safety glasses and dust masks will be provided. Students will not operate any power tools as all projects will be pre cut and pre drilled for gluing and assembling. Projects: Using reclaimed wood, students will make a decorative wall hanging, serving tray and hinged storage box.
1:00-3:00 pm
Rising 2nd – 8th graders; Limit 16 students

July 27-31
Beginning Guitar
Cost $55 Al Dunkleman
Interested in learning how to play the guitar?
In this class you will learn basic acoustic folk/bluegrass/country chording and strumming techniques. You will learn how to hold the guitar, finger chords and hold and use a pick. During this week the goal will be for students to successfully learn and strum a simple two/three chord song individually and as a group. Students must bring their own guitar.
9:30 – 11:30 am
Rising 2nd – 8th graders; Limit 16 students

July 27-31
Beginning Guitar
Cost $55 Al Dunkleman
Interested in learning how to play the guitar?
In this class you will learn basic acoustic folk/bluegrass/country chording and strumming techniques. You will learn how to hold the guitar, finger chords and hold and use a pick. During this week the goal will be for students to successfully learn and strum a simple two/three chord song individually and as a group. Students must bring their own guitar.
1:00 – 3:00 pm
Rising 2nd – 8th graders; Limit 16 students

July 27-31
Time For Dessert!
Cost $55 Serra Shuford
In this camp we will be making dessert themed art based on all your favorites like ice cream, cupcakes, and donuts! You will be making art that is so mouth watering it will be hard to resist taking a bite, but don’t worry, there might be some edible treats as well!
9:30-11:30 am OR 1:00 – 3:00pm
Rising 1st – 8th graders; Limit 16 students


HOW TO REGISTER FOR ART CAMP: (Payment must be made with registration)
-->Download the registration form, print it out, fill it out completely and mail with payment to:
Cleveland County Arts Council - 111 South Washington Street, Shelby, NC 28150
-->Call 704-484-2787 to register and pay by phone with debit/credit card
-->Once COVID-19 state and local social distancing mandates have been lifted, you may register by visiting us in person during our regular hours of operation (Mon. – Friday, 9am – 5:30pm and Saturday 10am - 2pm).
 
DISCOUNTS: Families will receive a 10% discount if child is registered weekly for the entire summer.

All classes will be filled on a first come, first serve basis. Enrollment is limited.
 
CANCELLATIONS/REFUNDS: The Arts Council reserves the right to cancel a class if a minimum enrollment of 5 is not attained, unless otherwise noted. In such instances, previously paid fees will be fully refunded. Parents who need to withdraw their child/children from any Summer Arts Camp should contact the Arts Council at the earliest time possible. You will receive a refund, less $10 service charge per camp session only when notice is received at least a minimum of five (5) business days before the first class meeting. We will transfer your child to a later session if space is available.
 
GENERAL INFORMATION:
* Students should enter the Arts Center at the Warren Street side of the building, not the front door.
* Wear clothes that can get messy for all classes.  
 
CLASS LOCATION:
Cleveland County Arts Council
111 S. Washington St., Shelby, NC 28150
(Please use the Warren Street Entrance)
 
For More Information:
Call us at 704-484-2787 or email: info@ccartscouncil.org

 
 
111 S. Washington St., Shelby, NC 28150   -   Phone: 704-484-2787   -   Email: info@ccartscouncil.org