Gimp bracelets, cards in bike spokes and potholders. Dogs in costume parades, scraped knees and swimming. Bandanas, hop scotch and ice cream.
All the makings of summer camp in the 1960s. If I listen closely I can still hear the excited voice of a younger version of myself. “Mom, I’m going to the park. See you before dinner.” And off I would go with my younger sister, Lorrie and brother, Scott. Year to year not often the same summer day camp, but there was always a world of fun somewhere being supervised by the high school kids that needed summer jobs.
Summer camps were a great place to meet new friends, try something new and give your Mom a break!! And you can still do that at Artworks. Camps this year include performance, mosaic making, clay building, papermaking and poetry and fiction writing and so much more.
Parents and Grandparents, give your kids and grands the gift of learning something new. Give them the memory of summer camp by sending them to an Artworks summer camp. Where kids experience all the benefits of the arts and you get a little break!
For more camp specifics call Denise at 231.796.2420 or online at http://artworksinbigrapids.org/summer-camps-2016/
Tickets are going fast for Evening of Harmony – only a few left. GFWC Garden Tour Tickets are available at Artworks this year & God of Carnage tickets will be available soon.
Don’t forget to grab a friend and stop by Artworks to see the new exhibit, Burst of Bubbles, by Rose Ellis. There’s also a kids table for coloring bubbles or let that child within grab a crayon and color one yourself.
Get downtown to Pocket Park Music and the Farmer’s Market and at Artworks we will be having artist demonstrations each Friday from 11am – 2pm.