CFAC Offers Summer Classes For Kids


ROCK SPRINGS — Looking for a great learning activity for your kids this summer? Three opportunities are being offered for school aged children.

The Community Fine Arts Center and the Sweetwater Board of Cooperative Educational Services are holding ArtCamp again with many creative ideas and projects. 5th through 9th grades students will complete 10 to 12 projects including drawing in different mediums, collage, watercolor and acrylic painting, and sculpture. Students will receive a sketchbook and will create artwork in response to a variety of musical styles.

For four days, June 5-8 and June 12 – 15, participants are immersed in creative art activities. The camp runs from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. each day with the only requirements of a small supplies fee and a sack lunch each day.

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School District No. 1 art instructors Pamela Sipe and Nathan Wonnacott will lead the students through activities to help them discover creative ways to express themselves through visual art. Listening to a different genre of music and learning new techniques to paint and draw will be part of the lessons the students will enjoy.

For the younger child going to 1st through 4th grade, a free art class will be held on July 5, 12, 19, and 26 at 2 p.m. at the CFAC. Projects have a common theme of animals and will include collage, using line, to create texture, creative folds marker drawings, and pastel painting. Participants are asked to preregister as there is limited space and parents are asked to help with the younger ages.

Knitting is still a popular activity and not only for adults! A free knitting class is starting July 11 with CFAC staff and Rock Springs Youth Services librarian joining their talents to teach this fun, productive craft.

Participants, ages nine years and older, will begin by making a square to be part of a blanket that will be donated to the local Project Linus chapter. They will then choose to make a hat, scarf, or dishcloth, and will be responsible for bringing their own supplies. Participants are also asked to preregister for this class.

For more information or to complete registration forms, visit the CFAC, 400 C Street, Monday through Thursday 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., and Friday and Saturday noon to 5 pm.