City parks department offers summer arts programs

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The Carson City Parks, Recreation & Open Space department is offering new arts programs and activities for kids this summer.

Every Saturday in June from 10-11:30 a.m., the Sierra Arts Foundation will host the Youth Art Fundamental Series. These classes are designed for artists between the ages of 7-12 who are eager to further develop their artistic skills.

The series focuses on the fundamentals of design and art making. Each class is dedicated to a specific art element, design principle, art medium, and technical application. The cost is $25 per class, which includes a $5 material fee.

The department will also be offering a one-week Art Enrichment Camp with the Sierra Arts Foundation from July 31-Aug. 4, 9 a.m. to noon. Kids ages 7-12 will engage in art projects in pencil drawing, pastel drawing, watercolor painting, and acrylic painting.

They will also learn about character development and experience the joy of creative expression through dance and theatre. The camp fee is $150 for the week.

All classes will be held in the Community Center Art Building in the south parking lot. Advance registration is required, and space is limited.

Pioneer Center Youth Programs will also be continuing their free performance series through the summer at the Bob Boldrick Theater at the Community Center.

Performances are one-hour, and advance registration is recommended. Upcoming dates are Saturday, May 27: StorySongs; Sunday, June 4: Collateral & Co.; Saturday, July 1: Kantu Inka; and Saturday, Aug. 19: Reno Taiko Tsurunokia.

For information or to register, call 775-283-7867 or visit


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