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Art camps begin in June

Updated: May 20, 2014 2:56PM



South Shore Arts will begin its summer term of classes the week of June 9 at its locations in Munster, Crown Point and Hammond.

A variety of weeklong children’s art camps are available in Munster and Crown Point and meet from 9 a.m. to noon Mondays through Fridays.

Summer classes include a variety of preschool, children’s and adult classes, including drawing, painting, pottery, photography (35mm darkroom and digital), cartooning, fantasy drawing, manga and Japanese art. South Shore Arts also offers many one-day workshops for children and adults.

At the South Shore Arts Munster facility, classes are held in fully equipped art studios located on the lower level of the Center for Visual and Performing Arts, 1040 Ridge Road. Classes offered are drawing, painting, pottery, photography, cartooning, drawing and painting portraits, and more.

Workshops being offered are Texture Collage, Macramé Jewelry, Painting on Clay Tile, Tie-Dye and more. Kids art camps being offered include Paintworks, Canvas Cuisine, and Artist Skill Building, to name a few.

The South Shore Arts Crown Point branch, at 123 N. Main St., offers classes in painting, pottery, drawing, manga, intro to digital camera techniques, Japanese art, fantasy drawing and various children’s and adult classes.

One-day workshops being offered for children and adults are Stars & Stripes, Picasso Pizazz, A Day at the Beach, Cabernet & Canvas, Bookbinding and may more. Some of the kids art camps include Artventure (choose from Asia, Africa and South America), Extreme Doodling, Girls Tea Party, and Interest in Pinterest.

South Shore Arts’ Hammond site, Substation No. 9, 435 Fayette St., offers classes in airbrushing, drawing and painting, a senior art workshop and more. Thanks to a cooperative relationship with the city of Hammond, all Hammond residents taking classes at Substation No. 9 pay half-price. Proof of residency is required upon registration.

Those who register by May 22 save 10 percent on most classes. Discounts also apply for South Shore Arts members on most classes.

For more information or to register, call the South Shore Arts office at (219) 836-1839, Ext. 103.

Munster office hours are 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays through Fridays. For more information, visit www.southshoreartsonline.org.

Staff report



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