NCLAC Summer Arts Camp Dates

  • June 20-24: Homer, Homer City Hall
  • June 27-July 1: Ruston, Licnoln Parish Library
  • July 4-8: Farmerville, Farmerville Assembly of God
  • July 11-15: Ruston, Lincoln Parish Library
  • July 18-22: Arcadia, United Methodist Church
  • July 25-29: Jonesboro, First United Methodist Church

For more than 15 years, the North Central Louisiana Arts Council (NCLAC) has offered summer arts camps for kids. Once again, NCLAC will host six weeklong camps in 2011, so it’s time to claim your discount by registering early for our camps.

Camps will run the last two weeks of June and all four weeks in July. One camp will be held in each of the following parishes Union, Jackson, Bienville, and Claiborne and two will be held in Lincoln Parish.

Each camp is a five-day interactive arts workshop for children who will be starting grades 2-7 in the fall. All camps take place in donated spaces and run Monday through Friday (9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.). Enrollment is limited to 51 to ensure individual attention. This year NCLAC will also be offering a morning yoga option from 8:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.

During each camp, professional artists and arts educators teach classes in two-dimensional art (drawing, painting); three-dimensional art (sculpture, pottery, fiber arts); and drama. Each day, children learn about and experience each artistic genre in three, one-hour classroom sessions. Lessons extend beyond hands-on and interactive projects to include information about well-known artists, playwrights, and artistic movements. Students are also provided with daily snacks, and at the end of each week, they show off their work in an informal performance and art show.

Parents who register their children by April 30 will pay $55 per child per camp. Those who register after April 30 will pay $60, and those who register on the first day of the camp will pay $65. Morning yoga will cost an additional $10.

Campers can register by calling 318-255-1450 or picking up a form from the Dixie Center for the Arts (212 N. Vienna, Ruston, LA). Official registration begins on Friday, April 8th.