Two groups of Art Camp kids had an exciting time at Uptown Blanco Art Center this summer in June and July. Children in the Art Camps came from throughout the nearby Hill Country including Spring Branch, Driftwood, Johnson City and Blanco. Among the numerous projects the children created were:
·Banjos that they could really play made of recycled materials
·Papier mache-head puppets used in writing and producing their own puppet plays plus they even made their own puppet theatre
·Several ceramic projects including picture frames for their own photos
·A moon habitat made entirely of recycled newspaper “poles”
·Plein air paintings and aboriginal drawings
Each child had numerous impressive projects to take home at the end of the week. Each week-long session concluded with a reception for parents in order to present show-and-tell and performances by the students. Nine year old Art camper, Lauren, thoroughly loved Art Camp and wished that the camp lasted all day instead of ending at 1:00pm.
Blanco resident and parent of one of the Art Camp students, Gina Blankenburg, said, ”Art Camp was a great creative outlet for my child and she enjoyed it immensely.” Mrs. Blankenburg’s daughter actually attended both Art Camps because she enjoyed the first one so much.
Uptown Blanco Art Center will continue to have children’s programs, such as weekly art classes throughout the school year, beginning in September. They plan to offer ceramics and painting and drawing classes for school age children. Saturday morning classes are being planned for children and their parents to create holiday arts and crafts.
For more information, please call Uptown Blanco Art Center at 830-833-2514