PLEASE NOTE: As of June 1, 2021, these classes have been cancelled.
The Arts, Hancock County breaks in their brand new headquarters as the venue for four different art camps for local youth. We have details, dates and links to register!
- by Emma Connolly
One of The Arts founding artists, Gwen Impson, was asked to help establish criteria for workshops for both adults and children. Surveys were distributed to The Arts members and the general public to determine how the community wants to utilize the new arts building, as well as the types of classes desired.
The survey revealed a need for more youth programs in the 8-12 year old range. Within two months plans came together, and with the help of many volunteers, the Hancock Arts Youth Summer Camp was organized. The first session begins on June 7.
John Anderson, Hancock Arts board president, said, “We are excited to begin public programming in our new facility with our summer youth camp. These first programs will set the standard for all new programs at The Arts headquarters.
“There is no better way to build energy and excitement for the arts than through the imaginations and creativity of a diverse group of children, guided by a group of experienced and engaged teachers!”
Hancock Arts Youth Summer Camp will allow young people to explore a broad range of artistic experiences and focus on what they are passionate about. Noted local artists with respected regional reputations will serve as their teachers. Many are donating their teaching fees back to The Arts to help provide scholarships.
The sessions cost $195 per child. Advance registration is required, and limited space is available. Parents may register children for one session or more; a few scholarships are available. To register, visit www.hancockarts.org/camp, or for more information call The Arts office at 228-342-4521.
2021 Hancock Arts Youth Summer Camp
June 7 - June 11: Fiber and Textile Arts
Instructors: Vicki Niolet, Kerr Grabowski, James Inabinet, Anne Neeb and Donna Erlach
June 21-29: Visual Arts – Intro to Painting and Drawing
Instructors: Margaret Inabinet, Rosie Dumoulin, Holly Coia
July 5-13: Bay Off-Broadway Theater Arts
Instructors: Connie Voight and Cheryl Grace
July 19-27: STEAM Arts
Instructors: Holly Coia, Christian Stephenson, Erica Larkin Gaudet, James Inabinet and Elizabeth Englebretson