Monday, April 23, 2012

School Board and Arts Council Announce Summer Arts Camp!

Calcasieu Parish School System and the Arts and Humanities Council of Southwest Louisiana are pleased to announce Summer Arts Camp 2012. This year’s theme is “The Sound of Art,” and classes exploring this theme are offered in a variety of visual arts media and in performing arts.   Students who have completed grades kindergarten through eighth are invited to attend. Arts Camp will begin Tuesday, June 5, and end Thursday, June 28, at Lake Charles Boston Academy, 1509 Enterprise Boulevard in Lake Charles. Friday, June 29, has been set aside to pick up children’s art work.

The purpose of Summer Arts Camp is to provide children with a variety of creative art experiences on an individual basis within an open-studio environment. The instructors include Art Specialists, Master Teachers, and Professional Artists. Classes will be limited in size and class assignments will be made upon receipt of registration. The tuition of $235.00 covers three classes of specialized instruction for the entire month, all art supplies, themed T-shirt, and an open house reception.

Classes available include Drawing and Painting, Theatre, Musical Theatre, Cartooning, Photography, Pottery, Puppets, Portraits, Masks, 2-D Mixed Media, 3-D Mixed Media, Storytelling, and Stained Glass. Registrations forms can be downloaded from the CPSB website by clicking on the Parent and Students tab and then the Arts Camp link. Registration forms may also be obtained from the Arts and Humanities Council's website or the office at Lake Charles Boston Academy. Register by May 11th for the early bird discount!  Reduced rates are available for families with more than one child attending Arts Camp.  For more information please call Bobbi Yancey, Director, at 337-526-2908.

Gold Key Quest Prizes Revealed!

The Arts Council's annual Gold Key Quest raffle fundraiser has official begun! Because of this fundraiser, we are able to operate at our current capacity, and you have the chance to directly benefit the arts in Southwest Louisiana through simply purchasing a $50 raffle ticket. Your investment in the Gold Key Quest raffle drawing also entitles you to a year-long membership with the Arts Council which includes access to our quarterly newsletter, the Imperial Calcasieu Social Secretary e-mail list, and exclusive previews of Arts Council events.

When you purchase your 2012 Gold Key Quest raffle ticket, you are automatically entered into the drawing which will be held at our third annual Arts & Crabs Fest on Saturday, August 18th.  To purchase your chance to win one of our ten amazing prizes detailed below, visit the Arts Council website.

$10,00 Cash Grand Prize
provided in part by Bolton Ford

Golf Getaway for Two

$1,000 VISA Gift Card

Original Oil Painting by Marilyn Cox
provided by Marilyn Cox

Rejuvenating Getaway for Two

"Gator on the Geaux"
provided by Margaret Benoit

Crawfish Farm Excursion & Boil for Six
provided by Burt Tietje of Tallgrass Farm

Toshiba Satellite Dual-Core Laptop with 16.5" LCD Screen
provided by Walmart on the Bayou

One-of-a-kind Customized Jewelry

Guided Fishing Tour with Overnight Stay and Dinner for Two at Grosse Savanne Lodge
provided by the Sweet Lake Land & Oil Company