Children's art workshops during July in Shelter Cove

SHELTER COVE >> The Shelter Cove Arts and Recreation Foundation (SCARF) will be offering three different children's art workshops during July to local children. A few seats are still available in each class and are being offered on a first come first served basis. All workshops will be held on Saturdays and will take place in Shelter Cove.

Children must be from ages 7-18 and are free of charge but advanced registration is required to attend. The topics by date are as follows.

• July 12 – Painting on Placemats/Polymer Clay

• July 19 – Tribal Masks Creation

• July 26 – Abstract Painting/Outdoor Art

"Funding for the workshops came from a generous community grant from Umpqua Bank which SCARF applied for late last year. Because of the grant, we were able to increase the number of workshops we were able to offer and to increase enrollment numbers for each class." stated Mark Mitchell, President of SCARF. "In addition, with the additional funds, we are able to provide all materials and instruction at no cost to the children and because this was a community grant, the classes are open to all children from Southern Humboldt."

Each workshop will have a different theme of activities and projects. The workshops offered on July 12 and 26 will be instructed by Los Rios Community College District Art Professor Eunyoung Hwang, who taught the two free SCARF sponsored workshops offered last summer. Diane Turner and Marty Flora will instruct the July 19th class. Diane Turner, is a former high school Art teacher and local artist and Marty Flora is a noted local artist.

"I hope the young people in our community will take advantage of this opportunity." stated Diane Turner. "They will experience the use of several art mediums and techniques during these sessions. I am really looking forward to working with them and enjoying their creations."

To learn more about the workshops or to register your child, please contact Julie Lane at 707-986-7002 or at or call Mark Mitchell at 707-986-7120. Children may register for one, two or all three workshops.

The Shelter Cove Arts and Recreation Foundation, a 501c3 tax exempt foundation was created to help develop recreational facilities and artistic activities for the citizens and visitors to Shelter Cove. To date it has developed 3 nature trails, a baseball field, and offered last summer's art workshops SCARF is also hosting the five day outdoor painting event, Plein Air at the Lost Coast, from October 1-5 and a Labor Day Quilt Show.