Westside Art Camp in full swing
STORY BY: MARY CATHERINE GOODWIN
Westside Elementary School hosted Art Enrichment Camp June 3-8 kicking off the first of three weeks of activities held at the school during the summer.
“This camp gives children the opportunity to learn about different types of art as well as creating these types of art,” Elsie Collins, this year’s director, said.
Twenty-one children, grades kindergarten through fifth, participated in Art Enrichment Camp this year.
During the week long program, children engaged in artistically inspired projects led by art instructor and first grade teacher Becky Holly.
Activities included constructing ceramic figurines, painting acrylic canvases, oil pastels, tissue art and creating their own interpretations of Vincent Van Gogh’s Starry Night.
“They not only leave with more knowledge about the art but a box full of creations to hang on the refrigerator,” Collins said.
Held once a year during the summer, Art Enrichment Camp is home to many helpful citizens of Demopolis. Collins was assisted by helpers Christine Anderson, Lakenda Bruno, Rachel Encland and Antwaniqua Alston.
Kindergarten through second grade students of the camp included Caroline Davidson, Skyla Scott, Anna Weber Jackson, Sasser Braswell, Anna Braswell, Will Fitzgerald, Maddie Singleton, Taliah Isaac, Daniel Duke, Lauren Smith, John Robert Copeland and Haylee Rowley.
Third through fifth grade students of the camp included Kaitlyn Samples, Amber Abernathy, Audrey Atkins, Abby Williams, Mary Pagel McAfree, Larson Jackson, Jeremiah Bell, Campbell Jackson and Ashanti Bell.
In addition to Art Enrichment Camp, Westside also hosts Science Camp and Mizzoula Theatre Camp as part of their summer programs. Science Camp is the week of June 8-11, and Mizzoula Theatre Camp is June 22- 25 with the final play showing the night June 26.