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Hands-on Arts Camp the place to be for summer

By Lisa Brown and Tessie Garcia
Special to The PREVIEW

Photo courtesy Tessie Garcia Students gather to create art as part of Hands-On Arts Camp. The summer program is for budding artists in the first through sixth grades.

Photo courtesy Tessie Garcia
Students gather to create art as part of Hands-On Arts Camp. The summer program is for budding artists in the first through sixth grades.

Each summer, young artists (in the first through sixth grades) from Pagosa Springs and other places gather to do what they love — create art.

If you have a child who enjoys learning about and making art, Hands-On Arts Camp is the place to be. Two certified art teachers, Lisa Brown and Tessie Garcia, each have 24-plus years of knowledge in teaching art and offer a rich art experience for your budding artist.

The first week, Lisa Brown will focus on the art of ancient Egypt — clay Canopic jars, Egyptian portraits, blue hippos, scarab necklaces and more. Tessie Garcia’s class will create a “bird-on-a-wire” sculpture/chime and students will work with other types of clay to their art’s content.

This year, we will be having Hands-On Arts Camp in the middle school art room.

The camp runs the weeks of June 9,16 and 23, and July 7 (Monday-Thursday), with a drop-off time between 8:30 and 9 a.m. Classes will be from 9 a.m.-1 p.m.

The cost of the camp is $120/week. This includes instruction and materials. New this year, you can use the convenience of PayPal to pay for Hands-On Arts Camp. Check out our link, www.hands-on-artscamp.com. Hands-On Arts Camp is sponsored by Archuleta School District, FolkWest, Inc. and Parelli.

This story was posted on June 3, 2014.