Rollin offers kids’ summer art camps

Writing workshops, a new exhibit, Tea on the Terrace and more on the Alberni arts scene this week.

This Canadian critter collage was drawn by artist Don Bergen whose art is on display at the Rollin Art Centre from July 7 to 29.

The Rollin Art Centre invites children aged 7-12 to participate in our summer art programs; camps run every Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday beginning at 10:00 a.m. to12:30 p.m. (for ages 7-9) and from1:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. (ages 10-12), and features a new theme each week.

These summer art programs promise a creative outlet children need and enjoy.

Our two new summer students, Payden and Emma, have planned fun activities that integrate art with learning. At each camp the children will fabricate stimulating artwork and foster friendships with peers.

Our first camp begins July 5th and is titled Outer Space.

Call today for more information and to register, as space is limited. Check out the full summer lineup on our Facebook page; http://www.facebook.com/rollinartcentre.

Weekly camps are $40 per child.

Writing workshop

If you like to write while being creative, then this workshop is for you.

The Rollin Art Centre will once again be offering their creative writing workshop, The Write Mindset. This summer is geared for youths and teens, ages 13+, every Monday from 1- 4 p.m.

This program aims to educate and excite youth and teens in the art of creative writing. For more information and to register, call the Rollin Art Centre today, 250-724-3412. Fifteen dollars each week or sign up for all seven and pay only $95.

Next art exhibit

The next Rollin Art Centre, from July 7 to 29, is another wonderful exhibit featuring animal portrait pencil artist, Don Bergen: “My love of animals has become my main drawing theme.”

If you have a love for animals you will enjoy this showcase of artwork of all types of amazing animals.

Join us in the gallery Saturday, July 9 from 1-3 p.m. and meet Don, who will be having a special draw to win a free 8 X 10 pencil drawing portrait of your own pet.

Don stated, “In keeping with the generosity of our community with a heart for giving to charities, I will be donating 10 per cent of any sales of the last week of my show to the S.P.C.A.  I’m hoping this will assist in feeding some of our unwanted animals.  I hope this will help in some small way.”

Terrace teas

Tickets are still available for Teas on the Terrace.

The Rollin Art Centre’s Teas on the Terrace will once again be back this summer but with only fourThursday dates.

Join us in the garden when we bring you a wonderful lineup of local musicians: July 14 – Folk Song Circle, July 28 – Old Time Fiddlers, August 11 – Glen Mofford (easy listening vocals and guitar) and to close out the summer, August 25 – Paul Kurucz – The Travelers. We also are very excited to have back with us for another summer, an amazing caterer, Kimberly Kuzma of Harvest Thyme Fine Foods. Please  purchase your tickets today and help support the Rollin Art Centre with our summer fundraiser. Tickets are $20 for each tea or $75 if you purchase for all four teas. Don’t miss out, tickets sell out quickly.

Austen festival

Friday, July 8 is the opening night of the Jane Austen Festival in Port Alberni.  Plan on attending An Evening with Jane Austen; readings from two of her most popular novels, Pride and Prejudice and Sense and Sensibility.

The event takes place at the Capitol Theatre, beginning at 7:30 p.m.

Melissa Martin is the Arts Administrator for the Community Arts Council, at the Rollin Art Centre.

 

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