Marco Island Center for the Arts announced today a full line up of Youth and Family Summer Workshops. The workshops are an expansion of the Center’s outreach to Marco Island youth. As noted by President Rosemary Wick “These programs are intended to fill a gap in available activities for our Island youth, and provide opportunities during their summer off from school.”
Summer programs kick off with Clay Creepy, Crawly or Cute Bugs and Extruded Forms into Funky Boxes on June 17, 18 and 24. Students will work in the clay studio and build fantastic bugs and cool shaped boxes from 1 to 4 PM, with a cost per student of $55.
That program will be followed by Treasure Trays and Darling Dishes, afamily workshop. Teams of one child and one adult will create decorative trays or dishes in this one-day workshop on June 27, 2015, from 9:30 AM until noon, with a cost per student of $25.
Everyday Etiquette – Manners Matter will help students learn everything they need to know about social events, from planning through invitations and even etiquette. The week will culminate in a party prepared and hosted by the participating students. The workshop runs July 6 through 10, from 9 AM until noon, with a participation fee of $100.
More opportunity in the clay studio will be offered in Functional Pottery (Hand building), in which students will create their own tumble, plate or bowl out of clay. The workshop will beheld July 13 through 17, from 9:30 AM until noon, with fee of $115.
The Coolest Kids Art Class EVER will include water color and acrylic painting, drawing, abstracts, 3-D art and even paper sculptures from July 13 through 17 or July 20 through 24, from 9 AM until noon, at a cost of $105 per week.
Children interested in creating visual impact through photography, rather than their own hands, can participate in Digital Photography Basics from July 15 through 17, from 1 PM until 4 PM, for a fee of $65. The digital photography workshop will include instruction in camera operation, downloading images from a camera, uploading images to share with family and friends, plus composition and explanation of different forms ofphotography.
Summer workshops will conclude with Kites in Flight, July 21 and 22, from 1 PM until 4 PM. Students will make a kite as a work of art, while learning about the history of kites, and how to make and fly them. The fee for Kites in Flight is $35.
Pre-registration is required for all classes. If a student’s plans change, the pre-registration fee will be refunded less a $10 administrative charge. Classes do have age limitations, which vary from class to class.
Additional information concerning the summer programs and registration forms can be obtained by calling 239-394-4221, or at www.marcoislandart.org, or by visiting the Center at 1010 Winterberry Drive, Marco Island, Florida 34145. The Center and its galleries are open from 9 AM to 4 PM, Monday through Friday.