The Hoffman Center in Manzanita will host eight morning and afternoon Summer Art Camps for kids during the week of Aug. 1-5. All sessions will be held at the Center building at 594 Laneda Ave. in Manzanita. The classes will cost $65 per student, with a separate lab fee added on.
“Look! Learn! Listen!” a music and art class for ages 5-11 (or with instructor’s approval), will be held from 10 a.m. to noon each day and led by Lynn Thomas. Students will learn to paint what they hear in music, and also receive a violin, viola or cello to play for the week. (Lab fee $10)
“Bookbinding and Printmaking” For ages 5+, will be held from 10 a.m. to noon. Barbara Temple-Ayres will lead a teach making a hardbound book covered with paper the students decorate. Kids will use off-press printmaking techniques, including rubber stamps, monoprints, bubbles, chalk and marbling. (Lab fee $5)
“Illuminated Manuscripts” For ages 9+, will run from 10 a.m. to noon daily. Sarah Archer will explore the relationship between text and images, using drawing, collage, and block printing with antique wooden type. Students will turn words into works of art.
“Beginning Drawing” For ages 8-14, will be held from 10 a.m. to noon. Angelle Soans will teach basic drawing techniques and how to add textures using pencil, charcoal and marker in a sketchbook, which students will take home at the end of the week. (Lab Fee $10)
“Clay PlayShop” For ages 5-10, will be run from 1 to 3 p.m. daily. Antoniette Naranjo-Rivera will teach building techniques and explore surface decoration possibilities. Each student will glaze and fire his/her very own piece. ($15 lab fee)
“Intro to Stage Lighting” for ages 7-18 will be held from 1 to 3 p.m. daily. Instructor Annie Naranjo-Rivera will teach the unseen wonders of light design for the stage. Students will make their own lighting plot, then hang and focus lights to set the mood for a show.
“Creative Writing Laboratory” For ages 7-13 (or younger with instructor’s approval), will be held 1 to 3 p.m. Local poet Travis Champ will delve into the world of poetry. Students will create their own booklet of poems to take home at the end of the week. (Lab fee $5)
“A Taste of Everything” For ages 8+, will be held 1 – 3 p.m. Instructor Nicole Poole will let students experience a wide range of techniques: life drawing, printmaking, collage, sun-print making, and one day of surprises. (Lab fee $10)
A limited number of scholarships will be available, thanks to the support of local businesses and art lovers. Parents interested should ask when registering.
Register by visiting the Hoffman Center Web site at hoffmanblog.org and download the Summer_Art_Camps_Brochure; by phoning (503) 368-3846; or by e-mailing hoffmancenter@ nehalemtel.net. All registrations must be received and paid in full by July 22.