Art camp offers children opportunity express creativity

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Neighbors | Alexis Bartolomucci.Katie, Eva and Olivia held up ceramic animals they painted during their week at Art Camp at Wonderstruck Market.


Neighbors | Alexis Bartolomucci.Children worked on their spotted turtle projects during the Wonderstruck Market's art camp on July 17 through the 20.


Neighbors | Alexis Bartolomucci.Children painted ceramic plates, making a spotted turtle for one of their art camp projects at Wonderstruck Market.


Neighbors | Alexis Bartolomucci.A wall full of projects was on display at Wonderstruck Market for the children at the art camp to look and see the different things they would be working on.


Neighbors | Alexis Bartolomucci.Children at the Wonderstruck Market stood with their teacher, Elyssa Stishan, during their art camp lesson on July 18.


Wonderstruck Artisan Market and Classes hosted a summer art camp at their Poland and Canfield locations to get children to express their creativity.

The children who enrolled in the program had the opportunity to attend class four days a week for four hours. Each day the children work on making a new project with the help of Wonderstruck manager, Elyssa Stishan. There are up to four projects a day the children will learn and create.

The art camp has been occurring every summer for about four years. Stishan teaches the classes at both locations and enjoys working with the children.

“When they first start they get really shy, but as they go on they have more and more fun. I notice they get to express themselves in their art a lot better,” said Stishan.

As the children become more comfortable with their projects they start to become more creative and add their own special touches. They are eager to work with Stishan because she makes them feel like there are no mistakes and allows them to show off their creativity in different ways.

“I’ve been coming here for quite a long time. I like coming back because it’s really fun and makes me feel energetic because I like art,” said Olivia Weber who has been coming to the camp for two years and Wonderstruck for three.

Children learn how to make items using wood, glass, ink, clay, paint and pottery. By the end of the week the children have a variety of creations to take home.

“It’s always really pretty and every little painting has it’s own unique style,” said Katie Byers.

Eva Kale, who is attending camp for the first time, came with her sister. Some of the children came with family members while others came by themselves.

“I like painting and how things are decorated,” said Kale.

Several of the children said they enjoy coming and learning how to make different creations. They look forward to attending each class and seeing what they’re going to make next. The camp also gave the children the chance to make new friends along the way.

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