Summer art workshops offered in Cullowhee

Cullowhee Mountain ARTS is gearing up for its Youth Week art workshops for children ages 5 and up from July 2-6.

The week is part of the Cullowhee Mountain ARTS’ first Summer Visual ARTS Series at Western North Carolina. From June 24 to Aug. 5, the organization will offer five-day workshops in painting, printmaking, book arts, mixed media, sculpture, ceramics and digital photography.

The three children’s programs for the week of July 2 are:

• Art Camp for ages 5-8: The “Friendly Monsters and Created Creatures”-themed camp is from 9 a.m. to noon. Young artists will spend the week exploring creatures – real and imagined - from literature, mythology and the imagination. A multitude of materials will be used to bring these “imaginary friends” to life as art objects.

• Art Camp for ages 9-12: From 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., the older youth will make art from materials that might be considered “unconventional.” They will use drawing, painting, printmaking, sculpture, and collage to explore recycled art. Students will learn how reusing materials is a cost-efficient, environmentally friendly art practice that also produces unique imagery.

• Teen workshops: Teens will be immersed in various disciplines of art. Students will be guided to make images that they can explore and change each day with a different medium: drawing, painting, book making, printmaking, and photography.

Class sizes are limited. Registration and details for all of the workshops can be found on the organization’s website.

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