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Summer camp helps students maintain art skills

Learning art: Julie Harrison instructs students during last year’s summer art camp.

Learning art: Julie Harrison instructs students during last year’s summer art camp.

An art camp scheduled for next week could be an opportunity for students to maintain their skills during the summer months.

Julie Harrison, art instructor at Clanton Elementary School, will hold the camp at Chilton-Clanton Public Library for children who have completed pre-K through fifth grade.

The camp will be held July 11-14, and participation costs $72, which includes supplies.

To obtain a registration form, email Harrison at julienharrison@gmail.com or call (205) 217-0699.

Forms are also available at the library, which is located at 100 First Ave. N. in Clanton.

This will be the third year for the camp.

“A lot of the kids who come through the art class during the year, their moms are looking for things for them to do during the summer,” Harrison said. “We have a lot of kids who have potential to be great artists.”

Three different classes will be held for different age groups.

The class for Pre-K and Young K students will be held from 8:30-10 a.m. each day, kindergarten and first grade class will be from 10:30 a.m. to noon, and the second through fifth grade class will be from 1-3 p.m.

Grade levels listed above are intended for the grades the students have already completed.

Harrison said the ideal number is 18-20 students in each class because that is about the same number of students in a typical public school classroom.

“If you get over that, it becomes too crowded.

Spots are still available, though last year’s camp filled up by the time it started, with more than 40 participants.

Planned activities include painting, 3-D art with turning egg cartons into caterpillars and learning about famous artists.

Harrison said she also plans to incorporate literature.