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TACS kicks off Summer Sizzler camp

Last week, Tryon Arts and Crafts kicked off the first week of their annual Summer Sizzler art camp. In this initial session, camp was full, with eight kids enrolled art camp.

These kids were ages 6 to 9, instructed by Byron Tenesaca, and created loads of artwork (which, of course, we sent home with them each day — by Friday parents were wondering where they were going to store their pieces ).

Projects included: introductions to basic printmaking, weaving, sculpture, portraiture and folk art/ traditional craft of ceremonial masks, pan flutes, handheld drums and more using recycled materials. TACS wooden parquetry instructor David Adler came Tuesday and led campers in creating wooden magnets.

Each child wore a facemask, was health checked for illness symptoms at arrival, and practiced social distancing and sanitization throughout the day. When weather permitted their big movement/activity time took place outside at Harmon Field. Students were spaced apart with each at a 6 foot long table of their own for the week.


Submitted by Alaina Carnahan