Summer Arts Camp, Week 6: Art with Plants

Summer Arts Camp has been a blast!  So far, we’ve made pinatas, painted, brought fairies to life, letterboxes, and created shadow puppets.  Tomorrow, Adelaida will be showing us how we can use plants and nature in art!

Join us at the gazebo at the Bowdoinham waterfront at 9 am.  Children are $5 each or $8 per family.  For more information about Merrymeeting Art Center’s Summer Arts Camp, visit here.

Next week and for the entire month of August, we’ll be putting on a play!  Have your kids always wanted to be on stage?  Now is their chance!  They will have a chance experience what it is like to have a role, practice lines, learn what stage right means, and then perform in front of family and friends. Here’s what Tessa says about it:

“Boots and his Brothers”
Based on a folktale from Norway, retold by Elaine L. Lindy
Adapted as a play script by P.J. Rittiger, generously provided by Whootie Owl
Wednesdays, August 5-269-11am
performance on Wednesday, August 26th at 10:30am
FMI contact Tessa Kingsley (737-2072,
This fun play with a positive message about curiosity, bravery, and enchantment is perfect for first time performers entering grades 3-5.  There are parts for those looking to learn lines as well as for those looking to experience just being on stage. Many hands make light work, so older children looking to work as production assistants are welcome to join the crew!  We’ll need a cast of ten children with lots of room for more (a commitment to attend all dates is strongly encouraged for a speaking part in the play)!  No materials cost, but be prepared for homework and a performance!

Joan Knight was with us last week and showed us how much fun it was to create with shadow puppets!  Here are some photos from that day.

Shadow puppets

Joan showing us her shadow puppets

Shadow puppets

Playing with shadow puppets

Shadow puppets

A shadow bat

shadow puppets

Creating our own shadow puppets

Shadow puppets

Billy Goats Gruff

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