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Arts Council summer camps: calling all imaginations


Special to The Dispatch



The nonprofit Columbus Arts Council is now accepting registrations for four sessions of summer arts camps that offer children 5 to 13 diverse worlds to explore through dance, mask-making, clay, edible art, improv, creative writing, fashion design, drawing, Irish dance and folk music and more.  


The first week-long session begins June 1. Each consecutive week encompasses a unique theme and classes designed to develop creativity in a fun and stimulating environment.  


"Professional artists, educators and those who love the arts will take part in teaching a wide variety of classes that explore creativity and are full of thinking, making, seeing and doing," said Rachel Smith, CAC executive director.  


Themes like "Habitat Safari," "Shades of Green," "By Land or Sea," and "Creation Station" will come to life through classes taught by experienced instructors including Martin Arnold, Heather Rowland, Blake Reynolds, Becky Abrams, Gwen Sisson, Marquette McBride, Tavetia Hughes, Carol Murphree, Rachel Smith, Courtney Langford and Anne Franklin Lamar.  


"Camp hours are 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Rosenzweig Arts Center located at 501 Main St. Weekly sessions are offered, or children can attend the morning or afternoon portions of the camp," noted Smith. Camp projects and instructors change each week. Catered lunches from Zachary''s and extended care available for an additional fee.  


Enrollment is on a first-come; first-serve basis upon receipt of payment, so early registration is encouraged.  


"It''s never too early to start thinking about summer vacation; this year do it for a different reason, to foster the creative and artistic talents of your child!" encouraged Smith. For more information, or to register, contact the Arts Center at 662-328-2787 or e-mail [email protected] Class descriptions for each weekly session are available at



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