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Making art is another way of making a lot of fun.

Two camps this summer sponsored by the Sun Valley Center for the Arts will offer opportunities to elementary and middle schoolers to make original artistic works and go on field trips to meet working artists and visit local art galleries.

The Summer Art Camp for grades 3-5 provides kids the chance to make new friends, create art and go on art-focused field trips to be inspired by other artists’ work.

A separate camp for grades 6-8, A Week of Art, is new this year and will provide older students with the opportunity to build on their artistic skills and expand their artistic knowledge by meeting working artists and visiting studios and galleries around town.

“We’ve heard from many people about the need for ‘tween’ programming, and we’ve also had feedback from kids who’ve aged out of Summer Art Camp that they have a desire to continue on. So we decided to create a program for kids in the middle years to continue growing their artistic skills and expressing themselves through art,” a press release from The Center states.

Susie Quinn Fortner, visual arts education program coordinator at The Center, will serve as instructor for both summer programs.

Fortner earned her bachelor’s degree in art education in her native Ohio, after which she moved to Colorado to teach art. She later earned a master’s degree in curriculum, creative arts and learning from Lesley University and an administrative license from the University of Denver. She moved to the valley and joined The Center in 2017.

The Summer Art Camp, will run from June 17-21 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., and A Week of Art will be conducted from July 8-12. Both programs will be held at The Center’s location in Hailey, and cost $300 for members of The Center and $350 for nonmembers.

Call 208-726-9491 or visit sunvalleycenter.org for more details or to register.

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