Attention 4th, 5th, & 6th Graders….Great Fun is Ahead

Arts Explosion is a week-long arts day camp for students going into the fourth, fifth and sixth grade.

Students will work with professional artists and learn a variety of techniques and skills in four artistic disciplines offered during the week.

Arts Explosion will be held Monday through Friday during the week of July 16—20, 2012 at the Stephens County Fairgrounds. Sessions will be held between 8:30 a.m. and 12:20 p.m.

Students may begin to be dropped off at 8:15 each morning, and should be picked up by 12:30 p.m. There will be NO child-care offered before or after the sessions.

There will be an art exhibit of finished projects held Friday July 20, beginning at 5:30 p.m. Fees for Arts Explosion include class instruction and art supplies. Registration before July 16 is $60.00 per student. First day (7/16) registration is $75. The registration fee is non-refundable. Enrollment is limited to the first 80 students who register.

Registration is not considered to be complete until payment is received or scholarship application is submitted with the registration form. A limited number of scholarships are available to eligible students, and applications are available upon request.

So that everyone may benefit from the Arts Explosion experience, discipline problems will be addressed and disruptive students will be sent home with no refund.

Participating Artists

KITE MAKING – Dave Young became a kite enthusiast years ago when he and his son purchased a kite kit. Dave has led several kite making workshops over the years with the Edmond Parks and Recreation Department, Duncan’s Elementary schools and the Memorial Day Weekend Kite Enthusiasts Gathering in Junction, Texas. Dave joins AE again and we are very excited to have him back. Dave’s residency will guide the students through the kite construction process and introducing them to basic kite making and decoration as well as the history of kites. This wonderful & talented guy is my sweet husband!

TIE DYE – Dora Obuobisa is an inspiring artist with unique talents in leather work, batik, tiedye, and traditional African crafts. She holds a BA in painting, a postgraduate diploma and MA in art education from the University of Science and Technology in Ghana. She has worked as an art instructor in several Oklahoma City Schools. She will lead the students in tie-dye design. We welcome Dora back for her 5th year at AE and the creations her students will unveil.

Needle Felting – Therease Dacus is a Fletcher resident that has a love and talent for fiber arts. When she saw a farm of alpacas she fell in love. Therease started her own farm about nine years ago and now raises over 40 alpacas. She spends a lot of time caring for the alpacas and using their fleece to make new and unusual products. This will be Ms. Therease’s first Arts Explosion and we cannot wait to see the wonderful art produced in her class. Needle Felting – Using a needle and foam block one pushes colorful soft spun yarn into fabric creating a design. One can create clothing, home decor or jewelry.

POTTERY – Dan Hazel comes to Duncan for his 8th Arts Explosion experience after great student reviews from last year. Dan earned his BA Ed at USAO and his MA at Southwestern Oklahoma State University. He is employed by Marlow Public Schools as the Art and Photography teacher and has participated in numerous art shows and taken home the top prize in many. CTAC welcomes Dan back as our pottery instructor.

 For further information, please call Chisholm Trail Arts Council at 580.252.4160.

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