St. Landry

May 6, 2014 2:19 PM by MELISSA CANONE

Historic Delta Grand Theatre announces Summer youth program

The Historic Delta Grand Theatre announced an addition to its summer youth programming, the inaugural Young Artists Camp.

The three-week camp will introduce participants to the fundamentals of visual art through a variety of activities and projects in different mediums and processes. Participants will learn drawing, self-portraiture, painting, collage, mask-making, the fundamentals of book-making and other exciting projects.

Participants will also contribute work to the July theatre camp's production of PETER PAN, which runs concurrently with the Young Artists Camp. For any child interested in both performing and visual arts, this is a perfect summer camp to explore their creative side and unleash their inner artist.

The Young Artists Camp will be run by Nebraska-born printmaker and teaching artist Neil Orians. Orians is currently pursuing a Masters at the University of Connecticut, and is coming to the Delta Grand specifically for this camp. Orians not only works to give young artists the tools to create work, but through his teaching, he empowers students to share their stories and find spaces for their voice that they never had before.

The camp will run July 7 - 25, Monday-Friday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. The camp is accepting students aged 10 and up. The cost for the camp is $250 for all three weeks or $100 a week.

This summer camp will bring in a yearlong visual art instruction program at the Delta Grand, starting in the fall of 2014.

For more information, call 337-407-1806.

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