Get inspired for next week’s Hogwarts-themed arts camp in this short video featuring artwork by Jim Kay (from the much-beloved-by-EAC-community illustrated Harry Potter books, still borrowable from Peavey Library thanks to their curbside service!)

Instructor Sara Myrick will lead EAC’s second Summer Arts Camp session—the Virtual Harry Potter Arts Camp Experience—August 4, 5 and 6, from 10-11 am each day. Geared for children ages 6-13, the camp will include an exciting array of Harry Potter-themed activities to be completed together with the group via Zoom. Campers’ materials bags will also include some on-theme activities to be completed on their own time. Follow the link by clicking on the camp name above to read all about this opportunity! (And please make sure to register ASAP—space is limited and first-come, first-served, and the cutoff is August 2).
Please note too that participants are welcome to come for just one or two of the three sessions, but should get in touch with us to make their intentions clear. Also, participants are very welcome to join in via Zoom even if they won’t be picking up materials kits at EAC—a supplies list for each of the projects is available by request. For information and registrations, please email alison@eastportartscenter.org.

Sara Myrick, who’ll teach EAC’s August Arts Camp, is shown with daughter Aralyn (and some fabulous body art!) in this screen shot from EAC’s Zoom workshop on henna tattoos, held July 14.

Myrick noted that Alison Brennan, EAC’s Education & Outreach Director, suggested the Harry Potter theme for her camp offering. “She knows how much I love Harry Potter!” said Myrick. “A couple summers ago I taught the EAC summer camp and one of the things we made was Pickett (a bowtruckle) from Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them*. It was such a simple, fun project using wire and floral tape with google eyes and some fake leaves but the kids absolutely loved the project. I really think that stuck with both of us.

*A prequel to the Harry Potter series, also written by J.K. Rowling

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