Summer Art Camps at the Hudgens

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Summer art camps at the Hudgens Center for the Arts are a wonderful way to keep your kids and teens busy over the long, hot summer.# The Hudgens has three different camps, a Color Wheel art camp for children ages 5 to 12, a Summer Pottery camp for older kids ages 8 to 14, and a Teen Summer Portfolio Development Intensive for teens ages 14 to 18.

Color Wheel Summer Camp, ages 5 through 12, meets from 10 am. to 2:30 p.m. daily.# Campers will rotate through three sessions each day with fine art instruction in drawing & painting, clay, and mixed media.# A strong emphasis will be placed on technique and craftsmanship, and sessions will conclude with a mini exhibition of the works created.# Color Wheel camp weeks are one-week sessions meeting each week in June, and cost for one week is $175 for members or $200#for nonmembers.

Summer Pottery Camp, ages 8 to 14, meets from 9:30 to 4:30 p.m. daily, during the weeks of July 9-13 and 16-20.# This camp is all about clay!# Campers will learn pottery wheel techniques and create their own functional forms, plus learn handbuilding and how to create sculptural forms as well as how to finish and glaze their pieces.# Cost for one week is $250 for members and $275#for nonmembers, and includes both clay and glazes.

The Teen Summer Portfolio Development Intensive is for teens ages 14 to 18.# Intended for any young artist thinking about applying to art school, who might be worried whether their portfolio is good enough.# Students will spend time sharing their work with an experienced artist and instructor, and learning their own strengths and weaknesses.# The instructor will work individually with each student to create projects to fill any gaps in their body of work.# This class will help develop a strong, comprehensive portfolio.# The Teen Portfolio Intensive meets from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., July 23-27, and is $120 for members and $145 for nonmembers.

Spaces are limited for the camps, so be sure to register now to ensure your spot.# Complete descriptions and online registration are available on the website under Education/Summer Art Camps at Registrations can also be made by phone at 770-623-6002, through the mail using the printable registration form from the website, or in person in the gift shop.# The Hudgens is open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Tuesdays through Saturdays.

The Hudgens Center for the Arts is a non-profit organization that has been focused on supporting the arts in Georgia since its establishment in 1981.# The Hudgens presents fine art exhibits year round, and offers art classes for adults and children through its Fine Arts School.# It supports local community-based arts organizations through its programs, exhibits and partnerships.# The Hudgens” mission is to bring art lovers, leaders and learners together through quality programs and exhibits.

The Hudgens Center for the Arts is located at 6400 Sugarloaf Parkway, Bldg. 300, in Duluth, in the Gwinnett Center complex.# For more information about art exhibits, events and classes at the Hudgens, visit the website at or call 770-623-6002.