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Art camp takes on a colorful spin

Staff photo by Clay Schuldt Instructor Rhonda Johnson and 10-year-old MaKayla Borchert create spin art behind the Grand. The art is project is fun but often messy.

NEW ULM — Things got colorful on The Grand Center for Arts and Culture’s back patio Wednesday. Students registered for the Children’s Creativity Day Camps were able to take a spin at spin art.

Instructor Rhonda Johnson took two children at time out back to show them how to make unique paint designs using the centrifugal force of a drill. Johnson described the process as “fun but messy.”

Spin art was just one of the creative projects students learned at camp. Tuesday the kids learned about string art. On the second floor they learned painting techniques.

Other activities include ceramics, printmaking, gardening, and more Science, Tech, Engineering, Arts and Math (STEAM) too. Classes are available for two age groups, 1-3rd grade and 4-6th grade. The second session of Creativity Day Camp is Aug. 17–Aug. 20.

The Grand is also hosting a Language, Culture and Cuisine day camp from Aug. 3 to Aug. 6. Instructors in this camp will teach students to play, sing, cook and create in French, Spanish, German and other language.

Registration for the camps through New Ulm Community Education.

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