Summer Art Classes Gives Creative Space

When it comes to the summertime, most students and parents find themselves out and about. Whether they’re working from morning to evening, or attending classes throughout the hot day.

But what will keep kids occupied while their parents are at work?

The WCC Center of the Arts, which is located in White Plains, is holding art classes during the summer for kids ages 8-13. Classes will meet once a week from June 25 to August 2. These classes will meet from 1:00pm- 3:00pm and the fee for the classes is $165, with an additional one time registration fee of $8.25.

The classes being offered for the summer are: clay sculpture, digital arts, photography, painting and drawing.

“I think that it’s nice that any kids that are signed up will have a place to go where they can enhance their imagination,” said Benjamin Russell, a WCC student. “It’s good for kids to have a creative outlet, and I think that art classes will really benefit a lot of them maybe even introduce some of them to a new art medium that they weren’t considering before.”

Art helps kids with developing a willingness to want to learn and explore different mediums, as well as helps them further their creativity and become more open-minded by looking at different perceptions of art pieces. A lot of kids enjoy traditional drawing with pencils and markers, but art is more versatile than that. With just some liquid glue, paper and crayons, kids can create something they wouldn’t have thought of on their own.

The Center offers both credited and non-accredited courses to WCC students, but also serves as a community center for those in the public that enjoy art. For those of you with children that are curious about the classes being offered, please visit sunywcc.edu/arts.

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