UNION — It was a week of experiencing the arts and expressing themselves through what they learned for 22 children who attended the Union County Arts Council’s third and final Art Camp of the summer.
Coordinator Amber Ivey said that last week’s Art Camp, like the two held by the UCAC earlier this summer, was designed to introduce the children participating to the arts in an environment that was not only fun but encouraged them to express themselves through art.
“We wanted to bring children in from the community to experience art in a fun way,” Ivey said Tuesday morning. “We wanted to give them a week where they could express themselves through art.”
A total of 22 children children participated in last week’s Art Camp which was taught by Brandi Ketterman, an art teacher at Jonesville Elementary/Middle School.
“We did a lot of experimental art,” Ketterman said. “We did exploding paint, we created flower pots with drip paint, we made tie-dyed shirts with sharpies, and they did watercolor self-portraits. They also made tin wall hangings.”
Ketterman said the children also made “slime” which was composed of glue, water and Borax which they mixed in cups. The children also made paper airplanes.
“They had a great time,” Ketterman said.
Door Hanger Class
While last week’s Art Camp was the last one of the summer, the UCAC is holding a number of other events at its gallery including “Door Hanger” Class this Saturday.
Ivey said that the class is from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. and is for teachers who are invited to come and make a hanger for their classroom doors. She said Ketterman will be teaching the class and will have several different designs for the teachers to choose from.
The class costs $20 for Arts Council members and $25 for non-members.
Painting With Coffee
The Arts Council also hosts “Painting with Coffee each Tuesday from 10 a.m.-noon at the UCAC gallery on Main Street in Union. Whether you are a beginner, or a lifelong artists join us every Tuesday morning at 10 a.m.! Come join in and work on your art project while you enjoy spending time, and having coffee, with other like-minded artists.
• On Saturday, July 25 between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. there will be a Door Hanger Class for teachers. Ivey said that teachers are invited to come and make a hanger for their classroom door. She said Ketterman will be teaching the class and will have several different designs for teachers to choose from.
For more information on the Union County Arts Council call 864-429-2817 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Union County Arts Council Gallery, 116 E. Main St., Union, is open Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
Peyton Ivey holds up a long strand of "slime" he made during Thursday morning while attending at Art Camp at the Union County Arts Council Gallery on Main Street. He was among 22 children to take part in the Art Camp which was designed to introduce children to art in a fun environment.
Zoe Gregory holds a paper plate full of clay fish which was on of the art projects undertaken by children attending the Union County Arts Council Art Camp last week. The 22 children who attended the camp were introduced to the arts by using a variety of mediums to express themselves artistically.
These are some of the air dried clay fish made by the children taking part in the Art Camp at the Union County Arts Council last week.
Christian Crank, Malachi Gibson, Owen Gregory and Noah Ketterman hold the paper airplanes they made Thursday morning while taking part in the Art Camp hosted by the Union County Arts Council. The camp, which was held at the Arts Council Gallery on Main Street, provided the children attending with a week of art activities involving different mediums.
This is one of the paper airplanes made Thursday morning during the Art Camp at the Union County Arts Council Gallery on Main Street.
Grace Prince, Zoe Gregory, and Lillian Turner were among the 22 children drawing pictures Thursday morning at the Union County Arts Council Gallery on Main Street. The children were taking part in a week long Art Camp sponsored by the Arts Council.
Charles Warner can be reached at 864-762-4090 or email@example.com.