Creative kids at after-school art camp

PALMER RAPIDS – Creative sparks were flying for 28 school-aged kids at the recent Art Camp held at the Brudenell, Lyndoch and Raglan (BLR) Community Centre and Arena.

The four-week program ran every Tuesday after school, from March 29 to April 19. Participants ranged in age from youngsters in Kindergarten up to Grade 6 boys and girls.

This creative venture was facilitated by the kindness and generosity of Palmer Rapids resident Robin Seafield. She said it came to mind while considering possible recreational activities to offer for local kids.

“Art is empowering, inspiring hope and I feel it’s truly pivotal in the early recognition of self,” Seafield said.

Her vision was that each individual would come away realizing that everyone has the ability for creative expression.

“I wanted to do something that would inspire and engage the children and wouldn’t be too complicated or difficult, to show children that arts are for everyone, regardless of ability, or age,” Seafield said. 

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