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Summer Art Camp, chess instruction being offered at BIG Arts

By Staff | Jun 18, 2009

Summer means a lot of fun things on Sanibel, and one of them is Art Camp at BIG Arts.

Camp programs run Tuesdays through Fridays, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., starting on June 23 and continuing through Aug. 14. Individual weeks can be purchased during the eight weeks, participants must bring a “brown bag” lunch. All pre-registered campers will receive a souvenir t-shirt.

Children entering kindergarten through fifth grade will be offered activities on a rotating schedule that includes 2D art, ceramics, paper making, cartooning, murals, music and dance. Music appreciation, weekly projects and interactive stage productions encourage interest and wonder in the arts.

Tuition for the camp is $75 per week. If reserving three or more weeks, the cost is $65 per week.

The fine arts apprentice program for middle and high school students is $50 per week, and provides an opportunity to be an instructor or to take classes. Courses include fused glass, acting and improv, pottery, photography and film production. Volunteer opportunities are also available.

In addition, chess lessons are being offered Tuesdays and Thursdays from 3:15 to 4 p.m. to children aged eight and older. The cost is $15 per week.

BIG Arts Summer Art Camp is supported by Patron Sponsor The Good Neighbor Community Foundation of Sanibel-Captiva and Sanibel-Captiva Community Bank. Tuition assistance is available.

For further information or to register for Summer Art Camp, to purchase tickets, to sign up for workshops or to become a member, stop by BIG Arts, located at 900 Dunlop Road in Sanibel, call 395-0900, e-mail info@BIGARTS.org or log on to www.BIGARTS.org.