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Sedona Arts Center Summer Art Camps

Sedona AZ (May 12, 2010) – The Sedona Arts Center in collaboration with Art For Kids is now taking registration for two different two-week summer art camps.

The first camp is the Ceramics Camp for ages 9-14 and will be take place June 21-July 2, 2012.

The second camp is “Reflections of the Southwest” and is for ages 5-11 and will be in session July 5-July 16, 2012.

Leading the Ceramics Camp will be Dennis Ott and Joanie Wolter, both professional artists. Ott is the head of the Sedona Art Center’s ceramic department.

Ott will guide students in “throwing on the wheel” and Wolter will feature sculpting in 3-D with fiber-clay and slab work using high-fire clay.

Students will practice texture and glazing techniques, slabbing clay, extruder work, as well as learn terminology about clay and firing safety.

There will be raku, horse-hair and terra sigilata firings to finish pieces. All students will leave camp with several finished ceramic creations.

“Reflections of the Southwest” will be a journey through history and art of the region. Students will use acrylics, oil and soft pastels, German crayons, fiber-clay, watercolor inks, graphite and more to create red rock landscapes, funky Kokopellis, black ravens, and peace wands, to name but a few.

Guest artists will delight youngsters once again. On board this year will be Bridget Van Block, Carolyn Ensley, Joan Borque, Joanie Wolter and Cheryl “the peace feather lady” Heimer.

Twice weekly will be Kid’s Yoga by Van Block, a certified yoga instructor who will return for her third year in summer camp to lead students into kid’s poses, partner poses, laughter and quiet meditations.

Ensley will return again to do “Collage a la Sedona” featuring maps and other symbols of the Southwest.

Wolter will lead students in a fiber-clay sculpture of a big black raven that imitates her work that won People’s Choice award last year.

Heimer has gathered some willow and is preparing to tell a Native story and guide students in making peace wands with feathers, suede, beads, and more. During previous summer camps, Cheryl led students in making peace feathers and walking sticks.

Borque is laying out a huge group mural painting of Eagle Rock and Thunder Mountain that students will co-create in acrylic paint. She will also be in charge of drawing lessons.

Both camps meet every week day from 9:00 AM until Noon at the Sedona Arts Center campus.

An exhibit will take place at the end of each camp featuring artwork and entertainment by students. Younger campers will perform a variety of songs, poetry, and yoga poses.

Art from 2009 art camps and a video of camp in motion can be viewed at the group’s online gallery where parents can also register for the camps. A ten per cent (10%) discount is offered for registrations prior to May 31, 2010.

Registration forms are available at the Sedona Art Supply, SR 89A Safeway Shopping Center, west Sedona.

Cost for a two-week camp is $398 and includes all supplies. Space and partial scholarships are limited and on a first-come basis with scholarships reserved for families with financial need. Multiple-sibling discounts are also available.

For registration and contact information visit ArtforKids.com.

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