Summer Fine Arts Camps Set at BC
Bluefield College’s Fine Arts Community School has released its schedule of camps, workshops and classes for the summer of 2012.

Summer Fine Arts Camps Set at BC

By Chris Shoemaker | May 23, 2012 | RSS



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Bluefield College Fine Arts Community School students enjoy the Math/Science Camp.



A Fine Arts Community School student explores painting during a Preschool Fine Arts Camp.


Dedicated to providing quality fine arts instruction to the community since 1993, BC’s Fine Arts Community School (FACS) is a community service outreach program that enables local families and students of all ages and interests, including home-schoolers, to explore and study the arts with the guidance of mentors and professionals who have appropriate training and experience.


Camps, workshops and classes for this summer will begin as early as June 11 with others beginning later in the summer.

The summer course listing includes private music lessons, an adult art class, a food preservation workshop, and six week-long camps covering communications, criminal justice, math and science, fine arts, fine arts for pre-schoolers, and biology.


Private Music Lessons
Piano, saxophone, clarinet, tuba, trombone, trumpet, flute, and voice.
30-minute lessons one day a week for five or 10 weeks
Days and times to be determined with student
Ages: 5 and up
Tuition and fees: $135 (five-week session) or $215 (10-week session)
Instructor: Sharon Ziegler


Communications/Media Camp
Visit local newspapers and television and radio stations. Explore video production and speech presentations.
Monday-Friday, June 11-15
9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Ages: Rising 6th-12th graders
Tuition and fees: $125
Instructor: Sharde Hardy


Food Preservation and Canning Workshop
Learn the basics of canning and preserving vegetables, including a look at pressure canning, water bathing, food acidity, utensils, and food safety.
Saturday, June 16
10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Ages: All
Tuition and fees: Free to all
Instructor: Andi Bennett, WVU Extension Service, Health Extension Agent


Criminal Justice Camp
Explore the three branches of the criminal justice system and their functions within society through demonstrations from local police, SWAT and canine officers, and visits to a local police station and correctional facility. Investigate a mock crime scene, analyze evidence, and hear an expert’s presentation on gang activity.
Monday-Friday, June 18-22
9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Ages: Rising 7th-12th graders
Tuition and fees: $125
Instructors: Dr. Kim Farmer and Dr. Kelly Walls


Adult Art Class
Learn sketch techniques, including smudging and hatching. Discover perspective by designing a building. And, understand proportions through figure drawing.
Tuesdays, June 19 - July 10 (one night for four weeks)
5:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. each Tuesday
Ages: adults
Tuition and fees: $70 plus materials (Bring a sketch pad, #6 art pencil, and colored pencils)
Instructor: Frankie Kane


Math/Science Camp
Study simple machines, rocketry, basic algebra, biology, chemistry, and measurements and conversions. Explore plants, photosynthesis, insects, animal behavior, organ systems, DNA extractions, and acid reactions.
Monday-Friday, June 25-29
9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. (Bring a lunch for the lunch break.)
Ages: Rising 3rd-7th graders
Tuition and fees: $165
Instructors: Dr. Emily Lambert and Dr. Joe Saunders


Fine Arts Camp
Enjoy a fun-filled week of the arts through classes in music, theatre and art, all in preparation for a parent’s program at the end of the week.
Monday-Friday, July 9-13
9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. (Bring a lunch for the lunch break.)
Ages: Rising 2nd-8th graders
Tuition and fees: $165
Instructors: Mindy Blume, Cynthia Tilley, and Jennifer Bohannan


Preschool Fine Arts Camp
Enjoy a fun-filled week of the arts through classes in music and art.
Monday-Friday, July 9-13
9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. (4-5 year-olds)
12:15 p.m. - 3:15 p.m. (Rising 1st graders)
Ages: 4-year-olds to rising 1st graders
Tuition and fees: $125
Instructors: Sharon Altice and Jeri Lynn Anderson


Adventure Biology Camp
Get in touch with nature by learning about the biology behind the natural world through experiments with water quality, leaf litter, tree planting, ant farming, microbial monitoring, and dissecting.
Monday-Friday, July 16-20
9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Ages: Rising 5th-8th graders
Tuition and fees: $125
Instructor: Dr. Emily Lambert


A non-refundable $25 registration fee, included in the cost listings above, is due when registering for camps and classes. If registering more than one person within a family, the registration fee is discounted to $10 per person. Registration fees may be mailed and made payable to Bluefield College, 3000 College Drive, Bluefield, VA 24605.

To register or for more information about summer FACS camps, classes or workshops, including payment plans, call 800-872-0175 (x4246) or 276-326-4246, or e-mail , or visit the Bluefield College web site at Camp sizes are limited; so register early to ensure your space.



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