The Importance of Summer Art Camp

Whether your child is an artist, athlete, or mathematician, an art camp can help your child balance-out and help further develop their growing brain. A recent Harris Poll revealed that 93 percent of Americans consider the arts to be an important connection to learning and success. Research shows us that arts-based education wires and rewires our brains for creativity in ways we are really only beginning to understand.

When it comes to shaping young minds, summer art camps have become an essential piece of the puzzle. The art camp activities can stimulate young minds with new concepts and skills, as well as lessons about art and art history.

Some children that absolutely love a specific art form find that getting an uninterrupted amount of time at art camp strengthens their skills and nurtures their talents. Many of these students may not even get time to dedicate to art during the school year. So art camp can be even more important to development for these students.

Even if your child is not a budding young artist, summer art camp can be a good option for your child with many benefits. Studies show that children of all ages who participate in the arts perform better on standardized achievement tests than students with low arts involvement.
Art also becomes another way for children to express themselves. By encouraging communication with new friends, summer art camp students can gain a big confidence boost, which can in turn be beneficial in how they communicate at home, school and with other adults.

Students who participate in summer art camps often work collaboratively to create projects, which teaches negotiation skills. They learn to work through creative differences, compromise, and learn that they can collectively create something great.

By interacting and working with a different students, children also learn an appreciation of different perspectives. They observe how other kids create different artwork based on the same instructions- a great way to teach students that just because something is different, doesn’t make it wrong!

Studio 23 is offering four different summer art camps for students aged seven to twelve.

June 21-25

July 12-16

July 26-30

August 2-6

All camps run 8:30-3:30 Monday through Friday and culminate in a student art show at the end of the day on Friday. Cost is $160 for members and $190 for non-members.

We have limited seating in these camps so you’ll want to register your student right away. You can register through our website www.studio23baycity.org or by calling the studio at 989-894-2323.

We hope to see you at art camp this year!

Autumn Reyes

Education Coordinator

Studio 23/The Arts Center

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