If you’re the parent or caregiver of a mini artist and still need something fun to keep them entertained this summer, consider the new “Under The Sea” themed Kids Summer Camp at Craft Nights.
The camp takes place July 18-21 from 9 a.m.-noon at Craft Nights, located at 3241 E. Shea Boulevard, Ste. 9A. Craft Nights is a woman-owned, DIY arts and crafts studio that hosts regular events for crafters of all experience levels.
In this four-day camp, budding artist ages 7-11 (or going into the first through fourth grades) will paint with acrylics, draw, and create mixed media projects. “Guided by our own educator artists, each camper creates a portfolio worthy of display in your own living room art show,” according to Craft Nights. “Parents and campers alike agree that this unique program is an ideal blend of art, crafts, education, and creative fun.”
“Students develop many benefits through arts and crafts,” explains Heidi Koffman, Craft Nights’ owner. “Arts and crafts help to develop hand-eye coordination, fine motor skills, and concentration. Our favorite part though is helping to build each student’s self-confidence.”
Students who participate will need to bring their own lunch, water bottle and snacks. Before care is available for an extra fee. For student and staff safety, no food products with nuts are allowed at camp.
In addition to camps, Craft Nights offers a variety of classes from canvas painting and string art to acrylic pouring, painting, and planting. All sessions are instructor led with step-by-step directions for each crafting project, making it perfect for crafters of all skill levels.
“We believe our classes remove the intimidation factor from crafting,” Koffman says. “Oftentimes people want to try a new skill but just don’t know where to start. Coming to a class takes away the pressure of figuring out which supplies to buy and how to begin. We also provide the experts in case crafters need any advice or help along the way.”
Not only does Craft Nights offer a variety of classes, but they also host private parties. This is a great option for bridal showers, birthdays, and more. If there are a minimum of 12 guests, you can choose your favorite crafts and host a private event.
“We love seeing people learn and express themselves creatively,” says Koffman. “Whether you come on your own, or bring a friend, or sign your child up for summer camp, people have a great time here. We love the positive energy that crafting brings out in people.”
To register or learn more about the summer camp, visit craftnights.com. To contact Craft Nights about camp or other events, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 602-341-3570.