CNY Arts Center launches new arts camp

As Arty’s Day Camp approaches, preparations are underway to provide students with a comfortable and stimulating environment.

In their new location at the Park Street entrance of State Street Methodist Church in Fulton, CNY Arts Center is organizing five days of artistic enrichment from July 16-20.

Children ages seven to 18 years old may participate in writing, theatre, art, or dance during the brand new week long arts camp.

Jim Farfaglia and Karen Burke will teach “Sizzling Summer Sensations,” the writing track of Arty’s Day Camp.

The team will guide children through story, dialogue, and character development, while learning to capture the details all great writers must include.

The Art track will give students two instructors to work with — Marissa L. Hill and Bonnie McClellan, giving them a variety of technique.

Lesson plans include instruction in ink drawing, sketches, and sculpting Garbage Monsters while igniting their creative intuition.

Leading the Theatre track is CNY Arts Center Director Nancy Fox.  With her experience in theatre of more than 30 years, she will lead her students to develop stage presence and deliver believable characterizations.

Students will have five days of improvisation, fun with props and theatre exercises.

Dance teacher Jennica Vehrs will challenge students with a passion for dance and get students off their feet and on the dance floor with a schedule of ballet, lyrical and contemporary movements, and jazz routine.

Arty’s Day Camp, organized by CNY Arts Center, is the region’s newest summer camp experience for children and will include a three-hour morning class, Monday to Friday, from 9 a.m. to noon.  These classes will introduce children to techniques and art experiences in the art track they choose at the time of registration.

A free lunch will be provided for all students and community children ages seven to 18 from noon to 12:30 followed by an afternoon of fun art projects, which is free and open to any child 7-18, from 12:30 to 2 p.m.

Students must pre-register whether attending full day or afternoon programming. Those seeking more information or to register may visit www.cnyartscenter.com or call 216-8790.

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