Auburn, Ala. - The Jan Dempsey Community Arts Center (JDCAC) was filled with creativity and imagination this summer as children ages 4 - 18 participated in visual art, dance, musical theatre, and special interest camps offered in partnership with area organizations. These camps created an opportunity for children to engage in educational activities while having a great time!
Organizations such as the Auburn Arts Association and the Auburn Area Community Theatre, in partnership with Auburn Parks and Recreation, presented a variety of camps for youth of all ages to enjoy. Pirates and Princesses Dance Camp engaged children through dance, theatre, and art, while musical theatre camps and summer intensive acting camps taught the basics of stage movement, voice, and dance. Special interest camps included everything from superhero training and fairy princess etiquette to cooking and science skills. These camps and programs engaged children's imaginations and minds with creative thinking and interactive play.
Chichi Lovett, retired Auburn University art professor and Auburn Arts Association Art Camp Director, continues to make each summer art program better than the previous year's. Art camps continue to grow and thrive each year. Visual Arts Workshops for Children and Art for Young Children provided children with engaging art education activities that expose them to different mediums and techniques while learning about artists, art forms, and diverse cultures both past and present. Lovett, an 18 year veteran camp director, greatly appreciates the individuals who teach, assist, and volunteer. A special thank you goes to the Auburn Arts Association and Lovett for their continued support of Auburn’s community arts programs.
The Jan Dempsey Community Arts Center would like to thank its community partners and organizations, including Chichi Lovett, Art Camp Director; the Auburn Arts Association; Tricia Oliver, Musical Theatre Camp Director; Kim Hirt, Musical Theatre Camp for Teens Director; Melanie Brown, Musical Theatre Camp, Jr. and Summer Intensive Acting Camp Director; Summer Williams, Special Interests Camps Director; and all participating instructors and volunteers. These camps would not have been possible without their hard work.
Interested in participating in future camps as an instructor, volunteer, or participant? Contact the Arts Center at 334-501-2963. Planning for 2015 summer camps will begin in January 2015. Come join the excitement in Auburn's art community today and make a difference in the next generation's cultural art experiences.