About Pocosin Arts

Summer Art Camp welcomes youth of all ages and experience levels. No prior experience is necessary! Each class is designed for the comfort of beginners and the advancement of experienced students.  We encourage all ages to join in the summer fun and creativity.

Our Summer Art Camp teaches children about a multitude of art media, from drawing and painting to metalwork, felt, clay and music.  Instruction in various creative techniques, hand coordination skills, and tutorials on tools and equipment will be covered.

Our Summer Art programs are organized into two different age groups.  All classes run for one week, Monday through Friday. Age groups and meeting times are listed below.

Summer Art Camp : (Ages 5 – 9 years) meet 9:00 am – 12:00 noon.  Students may arrive as early as 8:45 am.

Summer Art Camp : (Ages 10 – 18 years) meet 1:30 pm – 4:30 pm.  Students may arrive as early as 1:15 pm.

At the end of the 7 weeks of Summer Art Camp, Pocosin Arts hosts our Annual Youth Arts Show.  We invite you to join us Friday, August 11, 2017, from 5:30 pm to 7:00 pm at the Columbia Theater, located at 304 Main Street. Family, friends and art enthusiasts can tour the creations that our local youth built during our Summer Studios.  This year we are excited to announce that our music camp students present a lively concert performed during the art show.

Register for Ages 5-9 Summer Art Camp

WEEK 4 : July 17 – July 18 | Ages 5 – 9
Making Diddley Bows
Students will have the opportunity to learn how to create instruments from found objects based off of the concept of a diddley bow. Diddley bows are single stringed instruments created from simple objects such as wire, wooden board, and glass bottle. This American instrument holds an important place in history within the development of the blues in the Deep South. Students will be able to experiment with how different objects affect the projection of sound from their instrument and then get to jam out with the finished instrument!



WEEK 4 : July 19 – July 21 | Ages 5 – 9
BOOM, BANG, CRASH! Drummer’s World!
A Drummers World Drum line
An interactive, fun and exciting class that teaches youth how to play drums by reading basic percussion music, cadences  by ear proper sticking techniques so easy and so fast no one would believe its happening! All we need you to bring is a little rhythm and the rest is history! We also do character development skills inside the classes which is a huge part of helping our youth become great citizens for now as well as in the future!

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WEEK 5 : July 24 – July 28 | Ages 5 – 9
Intro to the Wheel
Instructor: Rachel Clark
Does your child love to make mud pies? Teach them to make pottery instead! This course will cover wheel thrown forms such as tumblers, bowls, mugs, and small pitchers. Students learn to make handles, on the wheel decoration techniques, and pouring spouts.

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WEEK 6 : July 31 – August 4 | Ages 5 – 9
Little Scientist Walk-A-Bout
Instructor: Rachel Clark
Does your child like creepy crawlies? Are flowers their favorite thing? During this session, they learn all about what’s living in their hometown by exploring the town of Columbia and the banks of the Scuppernong. Students collecting samples and learning to make observations about the world around them while using watercolors and pencils to document what they see in drawings and paintings.

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WEEK 7: August 7 – August 11 | Ages 5 – 9
Sing Beyond The Shower
Instructor: Sara Westermark
Learn to sing by making snake sounds, talking like Mickey Mouse, and creating voices for characters of your creation! Students learn the basics of singing through fun exercises and silly play. They will learn independent exercises and group collaborations. At the end of this session students will have a one of a kind performance.

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PAST Summer Art Camp 2017

WEEK 1 : June 19 – June 23 | Ages 5 – 9
Fantastical Felt Adventure Kit
Instructor: Adam Atkinson
Kids are getting ready for summer by making their very own adventure kits. Exploring felted fabric, students construct a pouch or a bag for collecting treasures and specimens on their outdoors adventures. Using bugs, plants, and animals as design inspiration, they create felt badges or rings. When they leave this class students are ready to explore and create for the rest of summer!

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WEEK 2 : June 26 – June 30 | Ages 5 – 9
Mad Media Making
Instructor: Tonya Hardison
Students experience a multitude of art media during this week with various projects. Drawing, painting, collage making and other techniques are explored. The result is fantastic, two-dimensional masterpieces!

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WEEK 3 : July 10 – July 14 | Ages 5 – 9
Badges, Pendants, and Rings! Oh My!!
Instructor: Everett Hoffman
Wire can become a ring, links in a chain and even sculpture! Students learn the basics of wire working and shaping with copper and brass. Making fun personalized wearable badges, pendants, and rings out of a combination of wire, sculpy, and resin students learn about composition and a variety of materials.

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