Kindermusik, art camps return to TFAC July 23-27Published 6:24pm Monday, July 16, 2012
Tryon Fine Arts Center (TFAC) will host a second Kindermusik and Art Camp the week of July 23-27. Kindermusik is a program in which children from infants to kindergarteners listen and interact with music along with their caregiver.
In addition to the music experience, the older kids (4 and older) will have the chance to learn and improve their creativity and art skills through an art class taught by Julia Snyder. The art and music camps may be taken together, but each is a program that stands on its own.
Julia Snyder, a native of New York City, received her business management degree, with an art minor at Long Island University and master’s of education at Cambridge University in Boston. She is currently teaching art in S.C. District One at New Prospect Elementary and Inman Intermediate School. She has two children of her own, Christian (5 years old) and Sophia (2 years old). She lives in Landrum.
The art class includes age appropriate art vocabulary, tools and techniques. The children will learn proper painting and cutting skills that “are essential in developing fine motor skills as well as giving students a good foundation to further their art skills,” Snyder said. “Art helps children use their imaginations and develop their own artistic style.”
The theme of the last Kindermusik and art camp was “Zoo Train.” In the art camp the kids painted masks, made giraffes with fingerprint spots and sponge painted with a sea sponge. They also made their own “Zoo Trains” out of paint, pipe cleaners, paper and more. The upcoming Kindermusik and art camp theme is “Up in the Sky,” with art, movement and music activities centered on planes, birds, balloons and other things that fly.
If you would like to register for the class or find out more information call TFAC at 828-859-8322 or email Marianne Carruth at email@example.com.
– article submitted by Marianne Carruth