Trescott center lists children’s art courses

Posted Jan. 28, 2009, at 6:21 p.m.

TRESCOTT, Maine — The Cobscook Community Learning Center is introducing three new art programs for children ages 5 to 12.

“We are really happy to be able to offer art instruction to young people this winter,” said program director Kara McCrimmon said in a news release. “The scheduling of these courses should allow for most interested children to participate, whether they are home-schooled or enrolled in traditional schools.”

ä Comic Book Arts is will be held after school Wednesdays for eight weeks starting Feb. 25. Children will create stories and characters and use artwork to form their own adventures.

Daytime Art Class will take place over eight Tuesdays from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. beginning Tuesday, Feb. 24. This class will be organized around drawing, weaving and independent study.

Both Comic Book Arts and Daytime Art Class will be facilitated by visual artist Anne Shields Grant, who lives on Cobscook Bay. For Creative Exploration Camp, Grant will be joined by Rachel Bell, a homesteader and artist.

ä Creative Exploration Camp will be a week of artistic expression and collaboration for children, allowing them to focus their energies through visual art, poetry, dance, music and drama. The camp will take place from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Feb. 16-20.

The CCLC’s sliding scale fee system is explained in greater detail on its Web site www.thecclc.org.

To register for courses or for information, call Kara at the CCLC at 733-2233.

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