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Bowen to host summer art camps for kids
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The Bowen Center for the Arts is preparing to feature three weeks of summer art camps for kids in June.

Classes will be taught by two local art teachers and will focus on fun for all. Ages 6 through 15 can attend.

The first class will be taught by Karen Parks, a Forsyth County art teacher, and is for children ages 8 to 15.

Parks is a 16 year veteran art teacher in middle schools, is K-12 art certified with a master's degree, and is also a specialist in Instructional Technology. Her "Super Art Camp" is upbeat and fun, with a format focusing on multimedia art making designed to heighten a child's awareness and creativity.

Parks will be teaching several themed projects to include painting, sculpture, drawing and craft techniques.

Dates for Parks' classes are June 5 through June 9 from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. The cost for the five-day session is $175.

The second and third classes will be taught by Jennifer Brinson, art teacher at Dawson County High School. These classes will be for children aged 6 through 9.

Brinson's courses will keep young hands busy with projects that stretch the child's imagination to create their vision. With her fun instruction and art projects, she "inspires her students and challenges their intelligence... thus creating positive self-esteem and behavior they can carry throughout their life."

Dates for Brinson's classes are June 13 through June 16 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and June 20 through June 23 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

The cost for each four-day session is $125, and students are asked to bring their lunch.
Sign your child up today at The Bowen or call (706)216-2787 to pay over the phone (all credit cards welcome).

The Bowen is located just north of Dawsonville's historic square at 334 Hwy. 9 N.

Hours are 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Tuesday to Friday and noon to 4 p.m. Saturday. For more information, email: director@bowenarts.org. Check the Bowen out on Facebook at Bowen Center for the Arts.