Special needs

Ever wondered, “Would my child with special needs enjoy art, or maybe playing an instrument?” Well now you can find out at Art Camp 2019.

The Lincoln County Art Center is partnering with REACH of Lincoln County to hold an art camp for individuals with special needs, ages seven and up, June 17-21.

“Please join us for an amazing week of creativity and imagination,” said Julie Miller of REACH of Lincoln County. “Work with professional artists Melanie Laten, Harold Turner, Daniel Henderson, Cyn Hill, David Hammock, Jennifer King and Mary Francis Jones. They will teach interpretive painting, drumming, flute, stained glass and more.

“Those who join us will experience a variety of visual and performing arts, plus, take home some of their own amazing creations,” Miller said.

Support staff experienced in helping children with special needs will assist participants. The classes will run from 10 a.m. until 12 noon each day with sign-up starting at 9:45 a.m. There will be breaks with a snack between classes to help the “artists” stay focused and have fun.

From 11:15 a.m. until 12 p.m. on the last day of camp, everyone is invited to an end-of-camp art show and performance by the artists. Refreshments will be provided.

The cost per participant is $25 each.

“A grant was obtained to help us host the art camp, but we still need additional funds to make it happen,” Miller explained. “We are holding a fundraiser at the Pizza Inn in Park City on Thursday, June 6, from 5 until 8 p.m., so please come eat some pizza and donate.

“A portion of all proceeds will go towards funding the artists and for the purchase of supplies for the camp,” she said. “Also, all tips received go towards the camp, as well.”

The FLC Arts Center will hold two open houses on June 13 from 5 until 7 p.m. and June 14 from 6 until 8 p.m. to showcase the arts center, as well as the art camp. Refreshments will be served.

The Art Center is located at 303 Main Street South. Twenty-five percent of all art sales go to art camp and the mission of REACH. You can help even more by directly sponsoring a child or artist.

To register or inquire about sponsorship, just contact Melanie Laten at the Art Center via their website at flc-artscenter.com, or contact REACH directly at reachlincolncounty@gmail.com by June 7.

“Register now,” Miller advised. “There are only 30 slots, and they will fill quickly.”

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