LAFOLLETTE, TN (WLAF) – Postmark LaFollette Arts, Culture and History center is hosting a free summer art camp for area youth ages 10 to 18. The camp starts June 29 and ends July 29. Spots are limited to 12 students and the deadline to register for the camp is June 15.
Registration forms can be picked up at the center, which is located at 119 South Tennessee Ave., in LaFollette; the old post office. Registration paperwork can found on the center’s website, forms can also be dropped off at the center on Monday, Wednesday, Friday or Saturday from 10 am to 2 pm or emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
This year’s program, a Sampling of Mediums-Pen, Pencil, Paper and Clay, is supported by a grant from the Campbell Enhancement Fund, a local entity associated with the East Tennessee Foundation.
The art program will be led by Campbell County High School Art Teacher Terri Chaniott, who said she was excited to be working with area youth and “hopes she might have them as students some day.”
After camp is over, participating youth will also have art materials from the session to take home. At the end of the sessions, the youth artwork will be on display in the lobby of the Postmark LaFollette Arts, Culture and History center for two weeks.
The camp will meet at the center each Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 9 am to noon. According to organizers, “some CDC guidelines will be maintained for the safety of teachers, students and volunteers, so please be prepared to wear masks and follow guidelines for that time frame.”
Organizers also said it is the “responsibility of parents and or guardians to make sure there is transportation for “their young person to attend and be picked up.”
Postmark LaFollette is a collaborative creative place making project to establish and maintain an Arts, Culture and History centerwithin an historic structure to strengthen social and economic opportunities for the public through the Arts.