Ludington Area Center for the Arts
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LACA Summer Art Camps

The Ludington Area Center for the Arts (LACA) will host a series of art camps to engage, inspire and feed the creative spirit of area youth throughout the summer. Each week, a new instructor will guide students as they learn about a new arts medium and various techniques to create some amazing art.

Five, 2–3-day camps will be offered beginning the week of July 26 and ending the week of Aug. 22 in a variety of mediums (Macrame, Performance Art, Papermaking, Pastels and Pottery).

LACA’s summer art camps are open to students ages 6-18; with a morning session for elementary school students (ages 6-11) and an afternoon session for middle school/high school students (ages 11-18). Each camp is just $5 per student thanks in part to a partnership with the Whitcomb Family Foundation and the Pennies from Heaven Foundation. Students may register for as many camps as they choose. Space is limited to just 15 students per session. To register a student for LACA’s summer art camps visit https://ludingtonartscenter.square.site/ or call 231-845-2787.

LACA Summer Art Camps include:


·Macrame: July 26-28 (Tues., Wed. & Thurs) Artist Clair Dickson will lead students as she teaches them the art of Macrame. The 9-11 a.m. session, , is open to students ages 6-11; during this session students will learn basic macrame knots and will complete two projects. All supplies, including a plant, will be provided. The 1-3 p.m. session, Plant Hanger and Wall Hanging, is open to students ages 11-18; during this session students will learn basic macrame knots and will complete two projects. All supplies, including a plant, will be provided. 


·Performance Art: Artist and University of Michigan art instructor Melanie Manos will lead students as she teaches them various artforms centered around performance art. The Aug. 1-3 (Mon., Tues. & Wed.) session from 9-11 a.m., Gestural Drawings Through Movement and Sound, is open to students ages 6-11; during this session students will explore performance art by u by drawing to music, using hands, feet, arms and legs, to create big and small gestural drawings with paper, markers, strings, and other things. Students will have final artwork you can take home to share with your family and friends. The Aug. 2-4 (Tues., Wed., Thurs.) session from 1-3 p.m., Shape Shifting, is open to students ages 11-18; during this session students will explore performance art through the creation of wearable sculptures, sound and motion while learning tricks to turn cardboard into arm extensions, to grow taller with.


· Papermaking: Aug. 9-11 (Tues., Wed. & Thurs.) Artist Megan Heeres will lead students through the process of papermaking. The 9-11 a.m. session is open to students ages 6-11 and the 1-4 p.m. session is open to students ages 11-18. Throughout the week students will experience the process from plant to pulp to sheet! Participants will explore both traditional and non-traditional papermaking fibers, and learn cool techniques like embedded collaging, creating 3D forms and collaborative sheet forming. Get ready to get wet, explore sticking your hands in pulp, and make some art! Students will leave the class with their own sheets of paper and various paper creations from 2D to 3D.


·Pastels: Aug. 16 & 18 (Tues. & Thurs.) Artist Marie Marfia will guide students through the process of using soft pastels. The 9-11 a.m. session is open to students ages 6-11 and the 1-3 p.m. session is open to students ages 11-18. Students will make colorful pictures suitable for framing. All materials provided. Middle school and high school students may bring a picture of a pet or other animal to use as a portrait reference. Apron or old shirt to protect clothing are recommended.


·Pottery: Aug. 22, 24 & 26 (Mon., Wed. & Fri.) Artist Mary Case will guide students through an exploration of pottery. The 9:30-11 a.m. session is open to students ages 6-11 and the 6-7:30 p.m. session is open to students ages 11-18. Students will each create a pot on the wheel, hand build a structure and learn glazing techniques.

Reserve your child's place in these fun and educational workshops today, space is limited.

The Ludington Area Center for the Arts is located at 107 S. Harrison St. in downtown Ludington. LACA is a 501(c)3 organization that seeks to foster a community where arts and culture bring us together, feed the creative spirit, and fuel community growth.

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