Adrian Center for the Arts Offers Youth Art Programs this Summer

The Adrian Center for the Arts (ACA) is hosting a youth program ARK (Art Rocks Kids) this summer. The 2019 programming includes one new art camp and two returning art camps as choices.

The new camp caters to 13-17 year old students who are interested in advancing their artistic ideas and skills. The camp is partially funded through the Lenawee Youth Council which is also dedicated to this young adult group. The camp kicks off June 24 with an all day trip to Frederick Meijer Gardens and Sculpture Park in Grand Rapids, followed by daily afternoons

June 25-28 of concentrated works generated by the students themselves. Each day will present a new skill or technique that will help students hone their own ideas about their final project. Studios of the Adrian Center for the Arts and their residents will be contacted and available if personal requirements for students’ works are needed. Final projects will be exhibited after the session at an Adrian location opening. This camp will be run by Julia Tomaro and include two of ACA’s newest teachers Amber Mades, who has successfully taught middle school for 10 years in Oakland County and Lora Forgiel, who is a wonderfully talented teacher in the Clinton School District of Lenawee County.

The youth art camps will divide the day into morning (9am-12pm) and afternoon (1-4pm) sessions, July 8th-12th. The morning session is dedicated to first through fourth grade and the afternoon session is geared toward fifth through eighth grade.

“We pride our program in providing lessons that go beyond the scope of normal classroom art activities, said Julia Tomaro. “This year’s camp will include returning and oh so loved instructor, Ashley Kendrek, along with another delightful new addition, Andrea Marsh, who is new to our area.”

Registration is available on site at the Adrian Center for the Arts, 1375 N. Adrian Hwy., Adrian or online:

ARK Summer Camp (Grades 1-4)

ARK Summer Camp (Grades 5-8)

Artists Re-Imagining Tomorrow (ages 13-17)