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One day (soon?) it will warm up outside. Coinciding with this long-awaited change in weather will be the dawn of summer vacation--a welcome break for both you and your children. Although it's difficult to start planning those long summer days now (heck, I don't even know what we're doing for Spring Break, and it starts in less than a week!), registration for summer camps is in full gear. It's time to register now!

Here's a brief round-up of Louisville Visual Art Association's summer art camps:

Children in grades 3-5 can sign up for Folk Art (June 17-21), Crafty Crafty! (June 24-28), Printing and Painting (July 8-12), Pulp it Up! (July 15-19), and Music Around the World (July 22-26). New this year, LVAA is partnering with Jefferson Memorial Forest to bring elementary schoolchildren a new outdoor art camp experience. For more information or to register (class caps at 15 campers!), call the Jefferson Memorial Forest Welcome Center at 368-5404.

Middle schoolers in grades 6-8 can take Clay Camp (June 10-13 construction, June 17-18 for glazing), Sequential Art and Paper Sculpting (June 17-22), Woodworking, Sculpture & Collage and Dynamic Drums (June 24-28), Creativity City! and Yard Art (July 8-12), Storytelling Through Art and Digging into Drama (July 15-19), and Me, Myself & I: Visual Art and Drama (July 29-August 2).

Tuition is $195 for members or $220 for non-members. (Memberships are $40 for individuals, $60 for families and $25 for seniors/students, so it might be a good bet to join LVAA.)

Class locations vary; most are at the Clifton Center (2117 Payne Street) or Kentucky School of Art (849 S. 3rd St.). Check here for more details, including tuition, location, and course description. A registration form and class description are also available here.

This isn't a traditional week-long art camp, but once I read about this cool movie making opportunity on August 3 from 9:00 am-4:00 pm, I couldn't help but include it. Check Groupon now for a great deal at Popcorn Media's Movie Star Workshop. For $99, your child will spend the day with a Hollywood director (hmmm…doesn't say who) and crew learning the skills to rehearse and film their own movie. Any kid interested in film productio--behind the camera or in front of i--might want to check out this cool experience. 

June will be here before you know it! 

Photo: courtesy of LVAA


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After living in Chicago, Mississippi, South Carolina, and Colorado, my husband and I made our (hopefully? probably?) final move back to Louisville, where I was born and raised. Ahhh...it's nice to be home. Now I'm busy making sure my three little ones learn to love the quirks and traditions of their new hometown: Kentucky Derby Festival, no school on Oaks Day, grits and hot browns (not necessarily together), monograms, parks, festivals, and even our seasonal allergies.

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