If there’s one thing about Macomb County that’s clear, it is we know how to do summer fun here. Everything from concerts at Freedom Hill to boating opportunities on Lake St. Clair to outdoor adventures at Lake St. Clair Metropark, Macomb County has it. Check out our complete listing of summer fun in Macomb on our Make Macomb Your Home website. In addition to connecting you to the above mentioned activities, this site lists a bevy of summer camp options for children to allow them to learn and explore while they are out of school in a fun atmosphere. Maggi Gawel, a volunteer at the Anton Art Center, writes about some of the upcoming programs the center is offering this year:
When the joy of cutting grass and pulling weeds begins to fade, brighten up your summer and spark your creativity with a class at the Anton Art Center in Mount Clemens. There’s something for just about every artistic taste!
Adults 18 and over can enjoy a number of multi-session workshops. Edward Duff helps students hone skills using charcoal, graphite and ink during Intermediate Drawing, while his Beginning Oil Painting class introduces students to still life, landscape and portraiture. Beginning Acrylic Painting students gain an understanding of materials and skills needed to complete paintings from life and photographs with instructor Elise Martin. Mary Reo’s Exploring Watercolor helps students of all experience levels develop professional painting skills. In three different ceramics classes, Beginning, Applied and All Levels Ceramics, participants experience slab, coil and wheel-throwing methods with Deanna Clyne.
Is your schedule tight trying to fit in summer sports and home projects? Sketching for Success with Robert Fionda is a one-day workshop designed to demonstrate how skillful sketching contributes to successful painting. In Crazy Bags Loom Weaving, Michael Daitch works one-to-one with students to design and weave your own fabric bag.
Encourage your youngsters ages 6-12 to abandon their game tablets on any or all of three June Paper Art Mixed Media Saturdays where they can make their own unique art pieces. Does your young student love a real hands-on experience? Beginning Clay Adventures (ages 6-12), Clay Wheel (ages 10-13) or Exploring Clay (ages 13-18) might just be the thing for them.
Looking for more opportunities to fill your child’s summer with art? Two separate four-day Art Camps are offered for children July 19-22 and Aug. 9-12. Ages 10-14 with Ms. Sue will explore mixed media through Bamboo Reed and Rice Paper Sculptures and Kinetic Sculptures. Ages 6-9 will be introduced to a variety of media with instructors Ms. Elise and Ms. Angelika.
In addition, prearranged group field trips are welcome at the Anton Art Center to see summer exhibits. Also, Scout, 4-H and Homeschooler Workshops for ages 6 and up offer gallery tours and an art class for groups of up to 20 students.
We hope to see you this summer!
The Anton Art Center’s mission is to enrich and inspire people of all ages through the arts. Visit http://www.theartcenter.org or call (586) 469-8666 for class details, including specific dates, times, supply lists and fees as well as policies and procedures. Registration is on a first-come, first-serve basis and is accepted by mail, phone or in person at the Anton Art Center.