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Creative Summer in the City: Fairy Tale STEAM Camp (Ages 9-11); August 20-24 1pm-4pm 14 13

(Ages 9-11) Help your favorite fairy tale characters solve their troubles using science, engineering, technology and maybe a little magic! Create a parachute for Jack in Jack in the Beanstalk or build a sturdy home for the Three Little Pigs that can withstand the “huff and puff” of the wolf. We’ll journey into these and other stories and use STEM activities to turn potential disaster into fairy-tale endings! A variety of materials, including toothpicks, marshmallows, tin foil and more and lots of hands-on activities will build problem-solving skills.

$115 Non-Member/$105 Member (Materials Included)

Monday-Friday, August 20-24; 1pm-4pm

Instructor: Michele Ela

Location: Strand Center Community

Creative Summer in the City: Romero Britto Inspired Art Camp (Ages 7+) 9am-11am 12 10

(Ages 7+)  Create your very own works of art inspired by Romero Britto. Britto is a world famous artist known for his cubism and pop art. Create vivid, colorful works of art with bold patterns and turn the usual into the unusual during this week long camp!

Monday-Friday, August 20-24; 9am-11am

$100 Non-Members/$90 Members

Instructor: Ashlee Goddeau

Location: Strand Center Community Room

Disney-Inspired Melted Crayon Art - August 25 9am-12pm 12 12

(Ages 5-18) Recycle crayons by turning them into works of art! Students will apply and melt crayons onto a canvas while combining other painting and drawing skills inspired by his/her favorite Disney characters. Create unique works of art that are unlike any other! This class will involve painting on canvas! Feel free to bring pictures of your favorite Disney characters for inspiration.

$40 Non-Member/$35 Member (Materials Included)

Saturday, August 25: 9am-12pm

Instructor: Ashlee Goddeau

Location: Strand Center Community Room

Easy Bead & Wire Chain Bracelet - August 29 6:30pm 12 12

(Ages 13+) Get started making your own bead and wire jewelry with this easy bracelet. Refine the techniques of making simple loops, learn how to make and use your own jump rings, and learn how to make an easy handmade closure.

$40 Non-Member/$35 Member Per Session (Materials Included)

Wednesday, August 29: 6:30-8:30pm

Instructor: Jennifer VanBenschoten

Location: Strand Center Community Room

Introduction to Viking Knit - August 25 1-3pm 12 10

(Ages 13+) Learn the ancient technique of Viking knit with wire and create a bold bracelet. Use copper wire and a unique tool to weave a beautiful piece of Viking knit, then learn simple finishing techniques including coiling and basic wire work. Bracelet won't be finished in class, but students will be able to finish at home with full instructions.

$55 Non-Member/$50 Member Per Session (Materials Included)

Saturday, August 25: 1-3pm

Instructor: Jennifer VanBenschoten

Location: Strand Center Community Room

Love Knot Wire Bracelet - August 22 6:30-8:30pm 12 12

(Ages 13+) Explore the art of creating wire links and learn how to make a classic lover's knot bracelet. We'll work with copper wire to cut and form wire links, then make our own jump rings and simple clasp. Optional: add decorative gemstone beads for a small additional fee.

$40 Non-Member/$35 Member Per Session (Materials Included)

Wednesday, August 22: 6:30-8:30pm

Instructor: Jennifer VanBenschoten

Location: Strand Center Community Room

Monet & Chardonnay! - August 15 6:30-8:30pm 16 9

 Sunset in Venice, 1908

(Ages 21+) Artists will paint Sunset in Venice, 1908, inspired by the father of the Impressionist Movement, French painter, Claude Monet. No previous art experience is necessary. This class will provide a light introduction to painting with acrylics mixed with art history and fun. At the end of the art party you will be able to take away your very own masterpiece.

$40 Non-Member/$35 Member (Materials Included)

Wednesday, August 15: 6:30-8:30pm

Instructor: Amy Guglielmo

Location: Strand Center Visual Arts Studio

Mud & Merlot Wheel - August 23 5:30-7:30pm 6 4

(Ages 21+) Experience your ‘dream scene’ sitting at the wheel creating vessels to enjoy forever. Enjoy clay and libations with friends in a supportive environment good for all levels, beginners to advanced. Get creative with underglazes to make your work truly unique!

$35 Non-Members/$30 Members Per Session (Materials Included)

Thursday, August 23: 5:30-7:30pm

Instructor: Rebecca Conklin

Location: Strand Center Clay Studio

Tree of Life Necklace - August 18 10am-12pm 12 11

(Ages 13+) Create a stunning necklace using a Tree of Life Pendant with simple bead and wire chain techniques. Learn, practice, and refine the technique of turning wire loops as well as how to make a simple s-clasp closure. Remember your connection to nature when you make and wear this symbolic piece of beaded jewelry!

$85 Non-Member/$80 Member Per Session (Materials Included)

Saturday, August 18: 10am-12pm

Instructor: Jennifer VanBenschoten