The Rockmart Cultural Arts Council has several summer camps planned for youth of all ages, and you can get signed up now for the limited spots available coming up in June and July.
Both arts and theater camps for youth are planned for the opening months of summer, with opportunities for students to become part of the Jungle Book or be swept away from Kansas in The Wizard of Oz.
RCAC’s theater camps begin on June 2 through June 11 on the weekdays for elementary age youth with the performance of Jungle Book, Kids planned for when the camp concludes. The Monday through Friday camp is being held from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., and those children 6 to 12 are invited to participate.
The 8-day camp costs $125 for anyone who signs up before April 15, and is $135 is paid after that. Sack lunches will be required, and t-shirts will be provided for participants.
Margaret Jacobs is the instructor for the camp, along with the follow-up for ages 12 to 18 for a performance of The Wizard of Oz. This Young Performer’s Edition is coming up June 14 through June 25 and is weekdays only from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Shows for the camp are being held on June 25 at 2 p.m. and June 26 at 7 p.m.
Cost is $125 per youth if paid before April 15, and $135 and includes a t-shirt. A sack lunch will be required daily for participants.
This year’s camps also include four different art-based camps, including an animation camp for 2021.
Limited participant space is allotted for the animation camp, which is being held June 7 through June 11 from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. and is being allowed for ages 10 through 16.
The cost per youth is $100, and includes a t-shirt.
John Johnston will be instructing the camp, providing youth with an opportunity to learn about drawing, clay sculpture, flip books, using a green screen and more. Only 10 spots are available for the animation camp this year.
There’s also the Little Hands, BIG Art camp coming up June 21 through June 25, being held weekdays from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. daily with instructor Margaret Bearden. This camp intended for ages 4 to 6 will have just 10 spots available, and youth are given a fun week with arts and crafts that will include the opportunity for sensory play and storytelling. Snacks are provided daily, along with a t-shirt.
It’s $100 per youth for the Little Hands, BIG Art camp.
Only 14 spots are available for Paul Craighead’s Pottery camp being held from June 28 to July 2 from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. daily. Snacks and a t-shirt are provided for the five-day camp that will feature “By the Seaside” clay sculptures. Craighead will teach youth from 7 to 12 the pinch, coil and slab methods of pottery work. The cost of the camp is $100 per participant.
An Under the Sea Art Camp is also available for ages 7 to 13 with up to 18 spots available starting July 12 through July 16. Youth will get the chance to take part in painting, drawing, sculpture, printmaking and more in two classroom spaces. One will be available for older students, and another for younger.
Margaret Bearden and Peggy Cline will be operating the camp, and an art show will be held at the end on July 16 from 11:30 to 12 p.m.
Check out more about the camps at facebook.com/rcac.ga, or call 770-684-2707 for more today.