Our Summer Campers, Specialty Campers and CAMP 24 Campers have all had a great time at The Center on Central!
During Hawaiian Week in our Creative Arts Summer Day Camp, kids created an undersea pottery scene and learned how to draw dolphins with different textures using colored pencils, among other fun activities.
Campers rated Hawaiian Week a 5-0 on a scale of 1-50!
During Pirate Week, our buccaneers made hats and boats during an origami lesson!
In our Enchanted Camp, kids made "magic wand" fruit kabobs out of blueberries and bananas and created some great artwork!
Pottery Specialty Campers used a newspaper relief technique to create a stunning watermelon plate!
Earlier this summer, we harvested 8 pounds of lettuce in our garden, thanks to the help of the Chester County Food Bank and delivered it to The People's Pantry at Church Road.
In CAMP 24, we've learned how to make friends and keep them - using creative arts activities to work together in groups, practice how to interact through role-play, and discuss issues like stressful situations and what to say and not to say in conversations.
There's still time to register for our remaining weeks of camp, so you can join in the fun before summer's gone!
Samantha Arndell joined us at The Center on Central during the month of May as an intern, completing her senior project at Conestoga High School in the Tredyffrin-Easttown School District. We want to take this opportunity to congratulate Samantha on her graduation on June 3, 2014.
Miss Samantha taught our campers figure drawings, proportions and sketching in various body poses. In addition, she was able to observe art therapy sessions in preparation for her anticipated field of study.
"I'm interested in sociology, and I love creating art, but the main thing I want to focus on is helping others to the best of my abilities.
Interning at the Center on Central has allowed me to work on the skills needed for that. I didn't know much about Art Therapy when I got here, but the longer I've been here, the longer I've been able to see how it helps people interact and express themselves in a safe, creative environment. I plan to pursue my studies at Drexel University in the Fall, where they have an Art Therapy Master's program, and after this experience, I will seriously consider pursuing studies in that area."