FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
Date: May 11, 2020
From: Dunedin Fine Art Center
Contact: Todd Still @ 727.298.DFAC, x226
DFAC Summer Camp Offerings Available for Registration
The Dunedin Fine Art Center has been running “Healthy and Happy” summer camps under the watchful eye of Youth Education Director, Todd Still for over 2o years. The careful planning they have put into making sure this is another Healthy and Happy summer for their campers, shows both their experience and their compassion.
From the decreased class sizes to the new social distancing policies, every effort is being made to help insure a positive experience, in this the most trying of times. All of the policies they have put in place, along with an introductory video can be found on their website.
How do you make an already successful Summer Camp Program even better? “build from success” according to Todd Still, Director of Youth Education at the Dunedin Fine Art Center. This year the camp continues programs for teens as well as the popular iPad Camp, separate Arts in Motion and Mural Madness Camps. DFAC has always been a stickler for good hygiene and they’ll be building on that success too. “We’re trying to offer the breadth of programs that parents are looking for” says Mr. Still, “while keeping an eye on the things necessary to keep kids safe.”
In order to reflect the quality of instruction that happens each week, with certified art instructors in most of the classrooms, a few years back, DFAC started referring to their summer youth offerings as the Summer Art Academy. “Though we still refer to each week as a camp, parents agreed that the term Academy better reflects how our offerings differ from many camps in the area” said Mr. Still.
George Ann Bissett, President of DFAC feels the camps are growing because of the positive experience the children are having. “Studies show” she notes “that children who study art, end up doing better in ALL of their studies, so that makes our programs pretty popular with parents too!”
The Summer Art Academy which runs from June 1st through August 7th provides exciting camp experiences for children 4.5 – 14 years old. Weekly themes provide different experiences for each camp. The offerings include:
Mini-Masters – (ages 4.5-5 years) 9:00 am – 3:00 pm Mon. – Fri.
Sizzlin’ Summer / Visual Art – (ages 6-10 years) 9:00 am – 3:00 pm, Mon. – Fri.
iPad Explorations– (ages 8-11 years) 9:00 am – 3:00 pm, Mon. – Fri.
Mural Madness– (ages 8-14 years) 9:00 am – 3:00 pm, Mon. – Fri.
Arts in Motion– (ages 8-12 years) 9:00 am – 3:00 pm, Mon. – Fri.
Art Squad – (ages 11- 14 years) 9:00 am – 3:00 pm, Mon. – Fri.
Scholarships and after-care and lunch are available.
DFAC Summer Art Academy 2020 – June 1st through August 7th, 2020.
Dunedin Fine Art Center – 1143 Michigan Blvd. – Dunedin, FL – 727.298.DFAC – www.dfac.org