CAC awards full scholarships to attend Summer Art Camp

CAC awards full scholarships to attend Summer Art Camp

Douglasville, Georgia –The Cultural Arts Council Douglasville/ Douglas County and the Douglas County Department of Parks and Recreation joined forces once again to offer the annual intensive summer arts camp at Hunter Park (8830 Gurley Road, Douglasville, GA 30134), June 18th, through June 22nd.   Children, 7 – 11 years old, will spent an exciting and productive week exploring a wide variety of art disciplines with four expert and experienced teaching artists, Elisheva Pierce (Acrylic Painting), Elena Cox ( Voice and Music), Marion Greenwood (2D Design and Visual Art) and Courtnee Miles ( Theater).

This year the CAC was happy to award (4) ART-portunity scholarships to deserving students in the Douglas County community.  Two school scholarships were presented to Jadah Cooper and Jeselyn, both students at North Douglas Elementary and two community scholarship were presented to Emily Gay and Charnell Session.  All four of these young ladies were presented their ART-portunity scholarship at the CAC’s Annual Meeting which took place on Thursday, June 14th.  The ART-portunity Scholarship Fund was created to bridge the gap between art and opportunity for children with a passion to create and explore freely.  All four of these young ladies embodies these key factors and came highly recommended.  The CAC collaborated with Douglas County School System and Douglas County Art Teachers for the school recipients.  Schools submitted their recommendations for winners.  A five step criteria was put in place for the community scholarship submissions.  Once all submissions were in, the committee reviewed the applicants and selected those students that excel in the arts and have a true passion for it.  The goal of the Summer Arts Camp is to encourage and reveal the talents of every student and to highlight the impact the arts have on young children in developing their creative skills, social interactions and cultural awareness.

During the Summer Arts Camp, artists worked with each student each day on specific projects within their arts discipline that reflected and expanded on a common theme. The theme this year was ART-cation: Passport to Summer.  The camp concluded with a Celebration of Success – a small reception that took place on Friday, June 22nd to which the public was invited.  Attendees at the Celebration of Success had the opportunity to witness a memorable performance featuring the music and drama skills learned during the week as well as the student’s artwork in a temporary exhibit put together by the visual arts teachers.

The 2018 Summer Arts Camp is made possible with the support from the GreyStone Power Foundation. The Cultural Arts Council Douglasville/ Douglas County, located at 8652 Campbellton Street Douglasville, Georgia, is open Mondays through Fridays, 9:00 am to 5:00 pm.  For directions and more information, visit 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.