Summer camps for children at TFAC

Published 10:15 am Wednesday, June 20, 2012

The first session of art and music camps for young children at Tryon Fine Arts Center begins next week. These sessions

Isaac Yoder, son of Julia and Stan Yoder, participates in Kindermusik classes at TFAC earlier this year. The Kindermusik Summer Sessions in June and July are geared for families with children ages 0-7. Art classes for children 5-8 will also be offered. For more information, call 828-859-8322 or visit (photo submitted by Marianne Carruth)

will run from 10-11:30 a.m. Monday – Friday June 25-29 and July 23-27.
In five lessons, Tryon Fine Arts Center gives a summer’s worth of music, stories and activities designed to inspire a lifetime of learning. In Kindermusik summer camp, Bryant Belin will guide the child and parent/caregiver as they play, learn, sing, dance, create and share in the fun of making music together. In the summer art class, art teacher and Kindermusik mom, Julia Snyder, will extend the themes and playfulness into a visual arts environment.
Each class can stand alone, or children can get a whole arts experience by enrolling in both the performing and visual art.
Enrollment in TFAC summer sessions includes:
• Five developmentally appropriate classes for parents and children, ages newborn to 7 in Kindermusik and ages 4-8 in art
• One set of at home materials, including a literature book, CD of music from class and other special materials for each family participating in Kindermusik
• All art materials for a theme-based project for art students.
According to organizers, TFAC’s summer sessions can enhance language and literacy skills, social and emotional development, mathematics and pattern-recognition skills as well as a child’s ability to plan, guide and self-regulate his or her behavior. All of the  summer camp activities – the music, stories and art – are designed to nurture a child’s natural curiosity, eventually drawing him or her toward learning new words, new concepts and new big ideas.
Classes will be held in Studio A and Studio B on the TFAC campus. For more information, visit or call 828-859-8322 and speak with Marianne Carruth.
– article submitted by Marianne Carruth

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