The Lake Chapala Society Children’s Summer Art Camp opens for its ninth year Monday, August 7 (from 10 a.m. to noon) for five days.
Approximately 120 local children will take part in workshops in watercolor, acrylics, corn husk flowers, drawing, abstract art, pottery, sketching, mosaics, aluminum art, painting, embroidery, and projects for kids aged under six.
The children will be able to let their imaginations and creativity flow as they learn to work in these varied art media, experience different materials, and learn new skills.
Some of the art made by the kids during Art Camp will be sold, along with the ever-popular Children’s Art Cards, at an open house Saturday, August 12 on the LCS grounds. The kids get a portion of the proceeds from each piece of art or card sold. This sale is a big confidence booster for the children, and makes them feel proud that something they created has value to someone else.
Saturday, August 19, the children will receive the money they earned from the sales, plus a recognition/completion certificate.
The Children’s Art Program forms one of the cornerstones of the outreach programs that the LCS provides to the Mexican community, along with English as a Second Language, Computer Instruction, the Spanish-Language Library, and the Student Aid Program.