Supercharge your Child’s Summer with the CAC

Supercharge your Child’s Summer with the CAC

Douglasville, Georgia – The Cultural Arts Council of Douglasville/ Douglas County (CAC) has put the finishing touches on a comprehensive set of summer experiences for local children.  The CAC understands that finding the perfect summer day camp for a creative child can be a particular challenge, but with so many arts camps, classes, and events already planned for the season, Douglas County parents will likely find the perfect fit.

Summer arts education comes in many forms from the CAC.  As always, various one day workshops and classes are offered, but for youngsters who have extra time in the summer, the following very special arts experiences were created, which provide longer term day camp instruction from local arts teachers.

  • The theme of this year’s Summer Arts Camp is “priZmatic” and explores the mystery and beauty of color and light.  Students gain the benefit of learning from multiple instructors over the course of five, seven-hour days at the gorgeous Hunter Park.  Topics include painting, drawing, theater, music, and sculpture. At the end of the camp, there is a performance, art show, and reception for parents.
  • “Movie Talk” Camp introduces students to the world of film. This one-of-a-kind program delves into every aspect of filmmaking, from writing scripts to acting, directing, videography, and stage makeup.  Taught by instructor, Donnetta Booker, this camp is a fun and educational way for participants to fuel their passion for cinema, enhance their storytelling skills, and explore exciting career opportunities.  This camp is also a five-day camp, but each session is only three hours long, and there are two different five-day periods to choose from, which makes this one of the more flexible camps on offer from the CAC this season.
  • In the CAC’s “Children’s 5-Minute Play” three-session day camps students will experience an audition, learn placement, lines, blocking, create costumes, and much more as they prepare to present their 5-minute plays to an invited audience at the conclusion of the program. Class sessions are segmented by age in order to balance the capabilities of students. Experienced acting instructor, Tammy Barton’s knowledge of the inner workings of the theater will provide insight to your aspiring actor.
  • For children who would enjoy trying out a variety of different artistic mediums, the CAC offers a “Summer Sampler Arts Camp” which runs for five, five-hour sessions. Students will learn about a different art form each day of the week, under the tutelage of a different teacher. By the end of the week, students will have experienced cupcake decorating, designing merchandise, painting, and more.

Ideally, summertime is a season of relaxed growth for children.  It’s a time for imagination and play without so many obligations.  It’s also a time to focus learning on areas of interest as opposed to a standard curriculum.  Art, theater, and film are worthwhile skills to learn, but they are also relaxed, imaginative, and playful; a perfect fit for the vibe of summer learning.  Join the CAC to make this year’s summer break particularly meaningful.  Interested community members can learn about all the CAC offers at artsdouglas.org.

The Cultural Arts Council of Douglasville/ Douglas County, located at 8652 Campbellton Street in historic downtown Douglasville, Georgia, is open Mondays through Fridays, 9 am to 5 pm. For directions and more information, visit www.artsdouglas.org or contact the Cultural Arts Council at 770.949.2787.

The mission of the Cultural Arts Council of Douglasville/ Douglas County is to nurture, guide, and stimulate the enjoyment of and participation in the arts among Douglas County residents by providing an atmosphere conducive to the arts, broadening the spectrum of quality exhibits and performances available to the community, and fostering individual interactions with the arts through a wide range of satellite groups. The Cultural Arts Council is supported in part by the City of Douglasville and the Douglas County Board of Commissioners