Kids get creative at summer camp

Published 11:13 am Tuesday, July 23, 2013


Summer fun at Pocosin Arts Summer Art Camp


The slower days of summer are still with us and Pocosin Arts is making the most of the time by offering fun activities for Tyrrell County’s youth

Pocosin Arts Summer Art Camp is a seven-week program with class sessions in both the morning and afternoon.

Holly Humphlett, has been a licensed art educator and an instructor for Pocosin’s Youth Art Camps for four years. This year she also served as the camp coordinator, planning the curriculum, ordering supplies and overseeing all aspects of the camp.

“We have approximately 75 students  serving ages five and up participating in classes ranging from painting, sculpture, mixed media and so much more.  Students enjoyed learning and working with various materials and a field trip to the North Carolina Museum of Art in Raleigh, NC to view all the works of art.  One sculptor, Thomas Sayre, also came to Pocosin Arts to work with the students after visiting with the students at the museum,” said Humphlett.

 After the close of camp, a selection of each student’s work will be showcased at Pocosin’s Summer Youth Exhibition.  The exhibition will be held Sunday, August 18th from 3:00-5:00 pm at Pocosin Arts and all family, friends and community members are invited to attend a cookie and punch reception in honor of the students and to view their works of art.

 Many organizations are involved with supporting Pocosin Arts in a variety of ways.

“This year we received a generous grant from our lead sponsor, The Grable foundation. Our other sponsors include the North Carolina Arts Council, the Tyrrellinean Club and Bryan Funeral Services. Our program has grown significantly and enabled us to offer scholarships allowing more participation,” said Humphlett.

 Next year Pocosin Arts plans to continue to expand their summer youth art program and the staff looks forward to the return of all those smiling faces.