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Discover creativity in summertime community arts classes

May 26, 2009

Escape the summer heat and explore your artistic side in new camps and studio offerings within the Herberger Institute Community School for Design and the Arts. Part of the newly formed ASU Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts, the Community School now is enrolling summer sessions for aspiring artists – from serious high school arts students to adults and kids, preschool to teen. Adults and teens aged 15 and up can register for classes in art, digital art, dance and music, as well as private instruction in all areas. Children aged 5-14 are grouped by age and can engage in preschool classes in art, dance and music, as well as summer camps. Children also can receive private instruction in all areas.

Artists of all ages are encouraged to develop their skills and talents in several new summer camps and studio classes. The High School Summer Painting Studio is an intensive, two-week painting course with an emphasis on traditional and innovative approaches in oil and acrylic painting. Studio students also are provided with a real-world context for the creative field of painting through organized visits to museums, galleries and local artists' studios. Also new to the summer roster are piano and guitar camps – including the Latin Percussion Camp, which explores the cultural history of music and rhythms from around the world. Students investigate a variety of Latin music styles and rhythms including Rio-style Samba, Samba Reggae and carnival marches, while learning to perform on Brazilian-percussion instruments that are provided during instruction.

Summer registration continues through the first day of each of three sessions, as space allows. Sessions begin June 1, June 15 and July 6. To find out more, call the Herberger Institute Community School for Design and the Arts at 480.727.0700, or visit