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Cullowhee Mountain ARTS programs

art cullowheeThere will be a handful of youth arts programs held throughout July as part of the Cullowhee Mountain ARTS summer series. Held in the School of Art and Design on the Western Carolina University Campus, these camps allow young artists to explore a multitude of media and techniques while working toward an overall goal.

A Puppet Making and Performance class will be held from 9 a.m. to noon June 30-July 3. In this workshop, campers will learn to mold clay into their own puppet character.  After decorating and clothing their puppet, the group will collaborate with their instructors to make up a story for their puppets. The puppet show will be performed on the last day for family and friends. Cost is $120 per child, with all materials included.

Invent your own superhero during the You Are The Hero class from 9 a.m. to noon July 8-9. Using clay to create this three-dimensional character and bring it to life with its own personality strengths and weaknesses, characters will “perform” in a two-dimensional backdrop created by the campers using markers or watercolors. Pictures of the character’s performance will create a storybook for each child to take home. Cost is $60 per child, with all materials provided. 

The outer space class Jetpacks will be held from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. July 10-11. This educational experience begins with discussing the space race and moon landings.  Students will design their own exploration devices inspired by jetpacks. Inventors will be encouraged to consider how their jetpack will actually work, using the variety of materials available. Cost is $95 per child, with all materials included. or 828.342.6913.