Fun, creative experiences for kids, first to 8th grade.

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704-484-2787 to register.
​​We will follow current health and safety guidelines​ ​regarding the ongoing​ ​COVID-19 pandemic to make sure our students and staff stay healthy.​ ​Parents and guardians please make sure your children do not have any​ ​of the symptoms associated with Covid19 before​ ​they come to camp.​ ​Our class sizes are limited and at​ ​this time staff and students will be​ ​expected to wear facial coverings.

 All classes will be held at the Arts Council, 111 S. Washington St., Shelby, NC  28150 Check out our Summer Art Camps and enroll today!

​June 14 - 18
“Dinos in the Dark”
Caitlin Greene
Cost $60
In this camp we will create artwork that really GLOWS! During the week we will explore dinosaurs and
create with fluorescent materials. We will create with model magic, paint, collage, and oil pastels. At the
end of the week students will take home their own black light flashlight, so they can continue to enjoy
their glowing artworks after the camp has ended.​​
9:30 – 11:30 am OR 1:00 – 3:00 pm
Rising 1st – 8th graders

June 14 - 1 8
It’s Clay Time!
CJ Norris
Cost $55
In this camp, we will explore different cultures through pottery making. We will learn and understand how other cultures used different vessels (jugs, tiles, and totems) to practice their traditions and create different folk art. At the end of the week, students will take home a jug, tile, and totem that relates to their cultural traditions and practices. Come ready to play with clay.
9:30 – 11:30 am OR 1:00 – 3:00 pm
Rising 1st – 8th graders

June 21-25
All About Animals
Erika Gibbon
Cost $55
If you are looking to explore a wide variety of mediums and art techniques--all while creating amazing, animal inspired artwork--then this class is for you! Birds, sea creatures, jungle animals, insects and more will be created by campers in both 2 dimensional and 3 dimensional artwork. Come ready to paint, draw, sculpt, make a mess, and have a blast!
9:30 – 11:30 am OR 1:00 – 3:00 pm
Rising 1st – 8th graders

June 21 - 25
Explore Like an Artist!
Lydia Powell
Cost $55
Do you want to explore new art ideas?  Do you love to paint and cut paper? Let's delve into Contemporary artists.  They help us see the world in a fun and unique way.  Together we will explore painting and collage.  We will look at art by Iris Scott, Jeff Koons, Frank Stella, and more. Painting balloon dogs, making scratch art landscapes, and bird collages are just a few of the projects we will explore. Think about which artist you want to emulate.  Come join the fun!
9:30 – 11:30 am OR 1:00 – 3:00 pm
Rising 1st – 8th graders

June 21 - 25
Full STEAM Ahead!
Megan Allen
Cost $55
Michelangelo meets Einstein in this “STEAM-y” week of creative problem-solving. Campers will stir up a magical concoction of investigation, innovation and imagination as they tackle traditional favorites (hint: slime may be involved) and feats of engineering like: toothpicks as a building material, rainbow science and more!
9:30 – 11:30 am OR 1:00 – 3:00 pm
Rising 1st – 8th graders

June 28 - July 2
Wandavision Takes Over Art Camp
Steven Pruitt
Cost $55
Join other heroes in an artful journey inspired by Marvels hit series Wandavision. Each day participants will find themselves transported to a different period/movement in art history. Our hero's will investigate and create art that is built around the Marvel universe and inspired by the period/movement they find themselves in. Every day is a new adventure with new styles and new artists to inspire our heroes in the art making process. So pack your bags and join all of your favorite heroes and villains in Westview for the adventure of a lifetime. Let the show begin!
9:30 – 11:30 am OR 1:00 – 3:00 pm
Rising 1st – 8th graders

June 28 – July 2
Delicious Desserts in the Dark
Caitlin Greene
Cost $60
In this camp we will create artworks that really GLOW! During the week we will explore tasty treats and
create them with fluorescent materials. We will create with model magic, paint, collage, and oil pastels. At the end of the week students will take home their own black light flashlight, so they can continue to enjoy their glowing artworks after the camp has ended.
9:30 – 11:30 am OR 1:00 – 3:00 pm
Rising 1st – 8th graders

June 28 - July 2
Olympic Art!
Megan Allen
Cost $55
In this class, we are celebrating the Olympics this year with some awesome feats of artistic ability! Gold medals, athletic sculptures, and the iconic Olympic torch are just a few of the things we will tackle in this class in our quest to bring home the gold!
9:30 – 11:30 am OR 1:00 – 3:00 pm
Rising 1st – 8th graders

July 12 - 16
Exploring the Masters
Cindy Sanders
Cost $55
This week we will explore artists' work like Matisse, Rothko, and even Eric Carle (The Hungry Caterpillar).  We will use lots of different media like paint, crayons, colored pencils, chalk, etc. to create work inspired by them.
9:30 – 11:30 am OR 1:00 – 3:00 pm
Rising 1st – 8th graders

July 12-16
Beginning Woodworking
Al Dunkleman
Cost $60
This class will focus on the basics of working with wood. Students will learn how to use a sanding block, hammer, nail set, and screwdriver, along with finishing techniques. All materials, tools, safety glasses and dust masks will be provided. Students will not operate any power tools as all projects will be precut and predrilled for gluing and assembling. Projects: Using reclaimed wood, students will make a napkin holder, bird feeder and tool caddy.
9:30-11:30 am
Rising 2nd – 8th graders

July 12-16
Beginning Woodworking
Al Dunkleman
Cost $60
This class will focus on the basics of working with wood. Students will learn how to use a sanding block, hammer, nail set, and screwdriver, along with finishing techniques. All materials, tools, safety glasses and dust masks will be provided. Students will not operate any power tools as all projects will be pre-cut and pre-drilled for gluing and assembling. Projects: Using reclaimed wood, students will make a desktop bookshelf, wall mounted hat and key rack, and a wooden barn quilt wall hanging.
1:00-3:00 pm
Rising 2nd – 8th graders

July 19-23
Beginning Guitar
Al Dunkleman
Cost $55
Interested in learning how to play the guitar? In this class you will learn basic acoustic folk/bluegrass/country chording and strumming techniques. You will learn how to hold the guitar, finger chords and hold and use a pick. During this week the goal will be for students to successfully learn and strum a simple two/three chord song individually and as a group. Students must bring their own guitar.
9:30 – 11:30 am or 1:00 - 3:00
Rising 2nd – 8th graders

July 19 - 23
It’s All About Paint
Cindy Sanders
Cost $55
This week is all about painting with everything except paintbrushes! We are going to drip it, roll it, throw it, .... whatever you can imagine!  Be prepared to get messy! Come wearing your old clothes and get ready for some fun!
9:30 – 11:30 am OR 1:00 – 3:00 pm
Rising 1st – 8th graders

July 26 - 30
Gotta Catch Them All!
Steven Pruitt
Cost $55
Students will spend a week creating art based on the beloved characters of Pokemon. From Pikachu to Meowth! Students will be working with various materials to create projects that both engage the student as well as open the door for a fun filled week of learning and exploration. We will follow the footsteps of Ash Ketchum on his journey to be the greatest Pokemon trainer ever while dodging the wild antics of Team Rocket. I hope to see you there!
9:30 – 11:30 am OR 1:00 – 3:00 pm
Rising 1st – 8th graders

Aug. 2 - 6
It’s Clay Time!
CJ Norris
Cost $55
In this camp, we will explore different cultures through pottery making. We will learn and understand how other cultures used different vessels (jugs, tiles, and totems) to practice their traditions and create different folk art. At the end of the week, students will take home a jug, tile, and totem that relates to their cultural traditions and practices. Come ready to play with clay.
9:30 – 11:30 am OR 1:00 – 3:00 pm
Rising 1st – 8th graders

August 2 - 6
Gotta Catch Them All!
Steven Pruitt
Cost $55
Students will spend a week creating art based on the beloved characters of Pokemon. From Pikachu to Meowth! Students will be working with various materials to create projects that both engage the student as well as open the door for a fun filled week of learning and exploration. We will follow the footsteps of Ash Ketchum on his journey to be the greatest Pokemon trainer ever while dodging the wild antics of Team Rocket. I hope to see you there!
9:30 – 11:30am OR 1:00 – 3:00 pm
Rising 1st – 8th graders



HOW TO REGISTER FOR ART CAMP: (Payment must be made with registration)
-->Download and print the registration form, www.ccartscouncil.org, fill it out completely and mail with payment to: Cleveland County Arts Council - 111 South Washington Street, Shelby, NC 28150
-->Call 704-484-2787 to register and pay by phone with debit/credit card
-->Visit us in person during our regular hours of operation (Mon. – Friday, 9am – 4:00pm and Saturday 10am - 2pm).
 
All classes will be filled on a first come, first serve basis. Enrollment is limited.
 
CANCELLATIONS/REFUNDS: The Arts Council reserves the right to cancel a class if a minimum enrollment of 5 is not attained, unless otherwise noted. In such instances, previously paid fees will be fully refunded. Parents who need to withdraw their child/children from any Summer Arts Camp should contact the Arts Council at the earliest time possible. You will receive a refund, less $10 service charge per camp session only when notice is received at least a minimum of five (5) business days before the first class meeting. We will transfer your child to a later session if space is available.
 
GENERAL INFORMATION:
* Students should enter the Arts Center at the Warren Street side of the building, not the front door.
* Wear clothes that can get messy for all classes.  
 
CLASS LOCATION:
Cleveland County Arts Council
111 S. Washington St., Shelby, NC 28150
Use the Warren Street Entrance

For More Information: Call us at 704-484-2787 or email: info@ccartscouncil.org

 


HOW TO REGISTER FOR ART CAMP: (Payment must be made with registration)
-->Download the registration form, print it out, fill it out completely and mail with payment to:
Cleveland County Arts Council - 111 South Washington Street, Shelby, NC 28150
-->Call 704-484-2787 to register and pay by phone with debit/credit card
-->Once COVID-19 state and local social distancing mandates have been lifted, you may register by visiting us in person during our regular hours of operation (Mon. – Friday, 9am – 5:30pm and Saturday 10am - 2pm).
 
DISCOUNTS: Families will receive a 10% discount if child is registered weekly for the entire summer.

All classes will be filled on a first come, first serve basis. Enrollment is limited.
 
CANCELLATIONS/REFUNDS: The Arts Council reserves the right to cancel a class if a minimum enrollment of 5 is not attained, unless otherwise noted. In such instances, previously paid fees will be fully refunded. Parents who need to withdraw their child/children from any Summer Arts Camp should contact the Arts Council at the earliest time possible. You will receive a refund, less $10 service charge per camp session only when notice is received at least a minimum of five (5) business days before the first class meeting. We will transfer your child to a later session if space is available.
 
GENERAL INFORMATION:
* Students should enter the Arts Center at the Warren Street side of the building, not the front door.
* Wear clothes that can get messy for all classes.  
 
CLASS LOCATION:
Cleveland County Arts Council
111 S. Washington St., Shelby, NC 28150
(Please use the Warren Street Entrance)
 
For More Information:
Call us at 704-484-2787 or email: info@ccartscouncil.org

 
 
111 S. Washington St., Shelby, NC 28150   -   Phone: 704-484-2787   -   Email: info@ccartscouncil.org