The Randolph County Community Arts Center's summer schedule features several new classes, camps and workshops.
Derrick Helzer will offer two "Farmer's Market Cooking Workshops" for older teens and adults. Using fresh garden delights, artisan breads and cheeses, as well as locally raised meats, Helzer will help students turn their finds into creative, delicious dishes. Students are also welcome to supplement their purchases with their own home-grown produce. The class focuses on healthy cooking and the use of organic, locally produced products. Students will meet Helzer at the Elkins Farmer's Market at 9 a.m. for a 30-minute market tour followed by class at the Arts Center. The first workshop will by from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, and the second class will be from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Aug. 4. The projects will be the same at each class but repeat students are welcome.
Akiko Endo, a native of Tokyo, Japan, is offering several beginning Origami workshops for both children and adults. Endo will offer an Origami Cranes Workshop for Children from 10 to 11 a.m. Saturday, to be followed by an Origami Cranes Workshop for older students and adults from noon to 2 p.m. Saturday. Older teen and adult students also can attend an "Origami Boxes Workshop" from noon to 2 p.m. Aug. 11, and an Origami Farm Animals Workshop for children in kindergarten to fifth grade is set from 10 to 11 a.m. Aug. 11.
Artist Caroline Hackman shares the petroglyph she created in a summer camp at the Randolph County Community Arts Center this June.
"All Types of Textures Workshop" for pre-kindergarten artists will be offered from 10 to 11 a.m. July 28. Young artists, with the help of their caregivers, will develop fine motor skills and a curiosity about the textural world around them by capturing textures on an art walk in the City Park. Once back in the classroom, the children will develop their scissors skills to cut their rubbings into shapes or stripes and glue their pieces into a collaged artwork. Enrollment is limited.
Artist and award-winning teacher Virginia Hicks will offer "Amazing Animals In Art Camp" for artists in kindergarten through fifth grades from July 30 through Aug. 3. The camp will meet daily from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Students will create collages, paintings, three-dimensional animal masks and sculptures.
Artist and teacher Sarah Ferguson will offer a unique "Garden Art Workshop" Aug. 4. Young artists will use a variety of materials to create adornments for their gardens at home including wind chimes, flowerpots and birdbaths. The class will meet from 9 a.m. to noon for students in kindergarten through third grades, and from 1 to 4 p.m. for students in fourth through eighth grades.
Many more classes are available for all ages, and anyone interested in registering or getting more information should visit www.randolpharts.org or call the Arts Center office at 304-637-2355.