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Imagination Station Announces
Art Camps and Classes for July

The Adams County Arts Council's Imagination Station has announced its art camps and classes for July. They include:

This is How It's Done: Making Art Like Famous Artists: In this camp for kids ages 7 to 10, campers will learn about famous artists like Andy Warhol, Georgia O'Keefe, Alexander Calder and Vincent Van Gogh - then create art inspired by theirs. They'll get a chance to work with acrylics, oil pastels, chalk, watercolors and clay. Artist and art educator Pam Speaker will lead this camp from July 5 through 9, 9:00 A.M. to 12:00 P.M.

Now You're Cooking! Junior Chef Camp: In this camp, kids ages 10 to 14 will learn to cook delicious dishes like garlic bread, baked ziti, and tiramisu trifle; biscuits, chicken pot pie, and cobbler; and more. The emphasis in this camp will be fun, safety and checking with an adult. Executive Chef George T. Keeney will lead this camp from July 6 to 9, 9:00 A.M. to 12:00 P.M. at the Links of Gettysburg, 601 Mason Dixon Rd., Gettysburg.

Time in the Rainbow: In this camp, kids ages 4 to 5 will use a variety of fun and artistic methods to learn about the clock, how to tell time and how to divide a circle into fractions as they experiment with the color wheel and the spectrum of the colors. They'll come home with a real working clock that they've painted themselves. Art educator Tony Messano will lead this camp from July 12 to 16, 9:00 to 11:00 A.M.

Mixed Media Fashion Design & Illustration: In this camp, kids ages 10 to 14 will explore the elements of collage, pattern, texture, paper and fabric - along with various painting and drawing tools to create interesting and innovative fashion illustrations. They'll focus on shape, form, color and surface quality as they create new designs for clothing, shoes and other types of accessories. New York-area art educator Holly McCabe will lead this camp from July 12 to 16, 1:00 to 4:00 P.M.

Razzle-Dazzle Dance Camp: Kids ages 6 to 8 will have a great time learning ballet technique, jazz steps and musical theater - and will even get to use character improvisation to "become" a fairy-tale princess. It all leads up to their dance extravaganza at the end of the week. Gettysburg choreographer Holly Fox will lead this camp from July 19 through 23, 9:00 A.M. to 12:00 P.M., at the Gettysburg Dance Center, 1685 Fairfield Rd., Gettysburg.

Great Cooking Made Fun, Easy - and Healthy! Kids ages 8 to 10 will learn simple recipes and develop their own recipe book that features main dishes, desserts, snacks, side dishes and salads. Each day they'll make a main dish to take home to share with their families. Gettysburg chef Stacey Green will lead this camp from July 19 through 23, 1:00 to 4:00 P.M. at the 1863 Inn of Gettysburg, 516 Baltimore St., Gettysburg.

Pinch-Pot Zoo: Creating Clay Animals: In this camp kids ages 5 to 7 will learn how to construct a basic pinch pot form out of clay - then create animals that become part of the form. They'll learn about the animals they sculpt as they explore and develop fundamental clay-sculpting skills. Kristen Bennett will lead this camp from July 26 through 30, 1:00 to 4:00 P.M.

The Imagination Station will offer the following art classes for adults in July:

Chinese Brush Painting: Chinese brush painting is a fascinating art form within anyone's reach, whether you have previous painting experience or not. This class introduces Chinese subjects and traditional painting techniques, with variations in ink, line, and texture achieved by each brushstroke. Taught by Diana Meng on Saturday afternoons, June 26, July 10, 17 and 24, 1:00 to 3:00 P.M.

Introduction to Digital Photography: If you're new to digital photography, this class is for you. You'll learn how to work your camera, take good photos, load your photos onto your computer, manipulate them using your camera's software, and make great-looking prints. Taught by Bert Danielson on Wednesday evenings, July 7 through 28, 6:30-8:30 P.M.

Acrylic Painting with a Southwest Theme: Using a vibrant palette of turquoise, sandy golds, and brilliant reds, you'll create your own compositions with a Southwestern theme as you learn basic techniques like color mixing, brush handling, and palette knife application. Taught by Dorothea Barrick on Tuesday and Thursday evenings, July 20, 22, 27 and 29, 5:30-7:30 P.M.

Camp and class tuition varies, and some materials fees apply. Visit for a complete schedule and details. Unless otherwise noted, classes and camps will meet in the Imagination Station classroom, located at 18 Carlisle Street, Suite 201, in Gettysburg, directly across from the Majestic Theater. Parking is conveniently located behind the Majestic Theater in the Race Horse Alley parking garage.

The Imagination Station is the arts-education center of the Adams County Arts Council, whose mission is to cultivate an arts-rich community. For more information about art camps, classes, programs, or membership in the Adams County Arts Council, please call (717) 334-5006, email, or visit

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