EAC Lunar Art Camp held at Fulford Center
by Whitley Clifton | June 28, 2019 3:00 pm
Last Updated: June 26, 2019 at 4:18 pm
The Emanuel Arts Council’s 2019 Art Camp was held June 17-19 at the Sudie Fulford Community Learning Center of East Georgia State College.
“It was a huge success,” said Jacquie Brasher, EAC executive director. “We had a room full of students in rising third through fifth grade. Everyone had such a fun time!”
The art instructor for the second summer in a row was Mark Lillquist, art teacher at Emanuel County Institute. This year, two assistants were hired to help Lillquist; Terrie Daniel and Susanna Hall, students at EGSC. “All three of them did a fabulous job,” said Brasher. “I can’t thank them enough for their excellent work with the students.”
This year, art camp participants celebrated the 50th anniversary of the NASA moon landing. Art projects related to this historic event included creating video skits depicting Mission Control at NASA, space bugs, lunar landscape art, vinegar and baking soda bottle rockets, and “cosmos” sponge art. Campers also made star medallions, Mayan face masks, crayon melt paintings, and tie-dye T-shirts.
“During the three-day camp, the students were absolutely absorbed and engaged in all the art activities,” said Brasher. On the last day of camp, participants took part in a positivity bonding exercise where they sat in a circle and wrote nice things about each other on paper. The last activity of that day was a water balloon toss. “That was a big hit with the campers,” said Brasher.
The full-scholarship camp was made possible through a generous grant from Mill Creek Foundation, which also paid the salaries of the instructor and two assistants and paid for art supplies and snacks. “We are also indebted to Jean Schwabe, director of the Fulford Center, who has worked tirelessly with us each summer,” said Brasher.
The Emanuel Arts Council, Inc. (EAC) is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization whose purpose is to empower and grow the community through cultural programs in all areas of the arts for the general community betterment and benefit of the people of Emanuel County and surrounding areas.
For more photos of the 2019 Lunar Art Camp, please visit the Emanuel Arts Council’s Facebook page.