(Joplin, MO) – The George A. Spiva Center for the Arts is pleased to announce that thanks to the generosity of the W. R. Corley Memorial Trust and the Jean H., Mildred Harlan and Jack H. Lemons Charitable Trust, Spiva’s summer art camps for children will be available for $5 per student, for each three-day camp session. The camps are typically $100 per student.
Susan Adams, interim executive director, said the Center’s founder, George A. Spiva, felt that art should be accessible to every member of our community. The award of these grants will allow children who may not have otherwise had the opportunity of an art camp to explore their own unique creativity.
Students will also receive a complimentary one-year membership to Spiva.
Sarah Clements, education director, said that each camp will accommodate up to 15 participants. She and the education committee worked to make this year’s camps as varied as possible, to catch the interest of a broad range of students.
There are six remaining camps to choose from and they include Fused Glass (ages 9-14), Masters of Mediums (ages 6-12), Photography (ages 6-12), Comic Book Camp (ages 8-12), Drawing (ages 6-12), and Digital Art (ages 12-17).
Additional details and registration information is available at spivaarts.org/classes, by coming into Spiva Center for the Arts, at 222 W. 3rd Street, Joplin and by calling 417-623-0183 or 417-291-8354. The center is open from 12:00 and 5:00pm, Tuesday through Friday.
About Spiva Center for the Arts:
George A. Spiva Center for the Arts is a non-profit exhibition, education and cultural center in Joplin, Missouri, and is considered the fine-arts hub of the four-state region. Spiva was founded in 1947 by George A. Spiva, a local businessman, philanthropist and art lover, who believed opportunities in the arts should be available to all. Spiva offers three galleries of exhibits and educational programs for the young and old. There is no charge to view Spiva’s exhibits. For more information, call 417.623.0183.or visit www.spivaarts.org.
Susan Adams, Interim Director
Spiva Center for the Arts