Early Registration Open for Hiddenite Arts & Heritage Center’s Kid’s Summer Art Camp “Thinking Outside the Box”


The Hiddenite Arts & Heritage Center’s Annual Kid’s Summer Art Camp begins on June 12, 2018 and early registration is now open for students. Instructor, Martha Burgin has planned a six-week course of fun and innovative art projects designed to lead campers on an exciting journey of creative discovery.

Held on Tuesdays at the Center’s Educational Complex (70 Hiddenite Church Road), the Kid’s Summer Art Camp will be in session June 12th, 19th, and 26th, July 10th, 17th, and 24th. Classes will offer a wide range of artistic mediums that may include collage art, clay hand building, drawing, and more. Students will create works of art fashioned from cardboard boxes, including 3-D portraits, sculptures, dimensional art, and hand building with clay.

Classes for ages 4 – 8 (4 and 5 year old students must be accompanied by an adult during the class) are held from 10:00am until 12:00noon. Classes for students 9 and older are held from 1:00pm until 3:00pm.

Cost for attending the full six-week Summer Art Camp is only $60 per student (prepaid for all six sessions). Students can also enroll in single day classes for only $15 per class. Reservations are required for the Summer Art Camp and may be made by calling (828) 632-6966.

Each class will feature a project designed to help students discover their own unique talents:

Day One – “Picture This!” – Students will think outside the box to create 2-D Cardboard Portraits while learning perspective in drawing and having fun cutting, gluing and painting.

Day Two – “Pizza my ART” – Acrylic Painting on Pizza Boxes! As they create acrylic paintings on pizza box canvas, students will learn to use texture, design, and innovative techniques.

Day Three – “Look, I Made a Box!” – In this class, students will learn hand building in pottery. Each student will craft unique boxes with earthenware clay, which will be bisque fired in the Center’s kiln.

Day Four – “Hanging in the Balance”- Students will use different sized boxes, pieces of cardboard, paint, and other materials to create 3-D Cardboard Sculptures.

Day Five – “Art Relief”- This exercise in composition will lead students in building their own relief sculpture out of cardboard.

Day Six – “Boxing it All Together”- On the final day of camp, students will paint and put the finishing touches on the hand built boxes they created from clay.

Art camp instructor and Hiddenite Arts & Heritage staff member, Martha Burgin, is a skillful art teacher with more than twenty-five years of experience. The Center’s Summer Art Camp is well suited to children who are just beginning to develop their creative skills, intermediate students, and advanced student artists alike.

Camp participants will be honored with a Meet the Artists reception on Sunday, July 29, 2018 from 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm at the Center’s Educational Complex (70 Hiddenite Church Road). Light refreshments will be served and works of art completed during the camp will be exhibited.