Time flies at the ZACC! Summer camps may be just about over, but we’re not even thinking of packing up the guitars or putting away the colored pencils. Instead, we’re gearing up for our after-school programs — where some of the artistic mediums and musical instruction from our summer camps are stretched into six-week, two-hour programs that take place on one or two weekdays after elementary and middle school are dismissed. Even during winter, campers can come to the ZACC and immerse themselves in awesome art forms like glass fusing or to learn about the history of rap music and work towards creating their own hip-hop track. We also have specific day camps (All Day Pajama Party!) for when public schools are out of session for PIR days. For families who are currently enrolled or are interested in our scholarship program, those funds apply to our after-school programs as well as our summer camps.
We plan to continue providing a space for young artists to explore safely into the fall and we will adapt to the changes we face as a community to preserve that space. Furthermore, this space for arts programming is not only limited to younger creators. We are planning a lineup of adult education courses for fall, where anyone from our community is welcome to take on a new craft, like encaustics painting, or work with our dedicated instructors to further advance an existing knowledge in a skill such as screen printing. At the ZACC, our mission is to cultivate community through accessible arts experiences for all. So, just like our youth programming, we offer scholarships for adults to help make sure everyone has an opportunity to unleash their creativity!
Our schedule of fall courses for youth will be released online starting Wednesday, August 4 and our schedule for adult programming will be released Thursday, August 5. Please feel free to reach out with any registration or programming related questions.
We are all looking forward to seeing you in the fall!
Joe Kirk, ZACC Education & Volunteer Coordinator