Caldwell Arts Council announces Summer Camp Opportunities

LENOIR, NC (June 8, 2017)…Three summer camp opportunities will be offered by the Caldwell Arts Council for kids in grades K-12:

June 26-30, 2017 – Sculpting Our Future Sculpture Camp – Come Sculpt Some Fun this Summer! Sculpture Camp will be held on the campus of the Patterson School in historic Happy Valley 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon daily. We will use the beautiful grounds and landscape as inspiration to create unique art forms. Campers will work individually and as a team to create sculptures throughout the week. A light snack with drinks will be provided each day. The camp will be inside and outside each day, so please keep this in mind with regards to weather, bugs, sunscreen, and allergy concerns. Tuition is $65 for ages Kindergarten and up. Tuition covers cost of materials and the entry fee to the Sculpture Celebration in the Youth Category. All entries are eligible for prizes. Class size is limited, so register soon by calling 828-754-2486 or

July 12-September 2 – Caldwell JAM Summer Program for ages 8 years old and up. Interested in learning an instrument, or would you like to improve your musical skills? Come join our Summer JAM Program, an 8-week program that focuses on Traditional Appalachian Music with instruction in Old Time Guitar, Fiddle, Mandolin, and Banjo. Classes will be held each Wednesday from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. in downtown Lenoir beginning on July 12th. The last class is held at the Happy Valley Fiddlers Convention on Saturday, September 2nd and concludes with a group performance on the Youth Stage. Tuition is $80 ($10/week) and rental instruments are available for an additional $15. Class size is limited, so register soon by calling 828-754-2486 or visit

August 14-18 – Art in Motion Dance Camp for ages Kindergarten through 8th grade. Daily classes will be held 9:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. at the Hudson Uptown Building, courtesy of Town of Hudson. In a fun, enjoyable and relaxed atmosphere, participants will learn about how our bodies move through space using time, energy and force to create shapes and patterns which make “Moving Human Art.” Throughout the week, campers will learn the basic elements of dance/movement, observe movement in works of art, explore their own thoughts and feelings through movement, and increase their self-esteem and confidence. They will build teamwork and problem-solving skills, as well as find connections between visual art forms, music and the movement of their bodies through space. Tuition is $50, and class size is limited. Register by calling 828-754-2486 or visit

Caldwell Arts Council’s mission is to establish and maintain an awareness and appreciation of cultural arts in Caldwell County, to encourage participation in art events, and to offer educational opportunities and administrative services in support of artists, arts agencies, and audiences. Call 828-754-2486 and visit for more information.