Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Art and music camps strum up the talent


    From clay to culinary to fun times with music, Wood River Valley art and music summer camps have something for everyone’s budding talent.
    Ketchum’s Boulder Mountain Clayworks has two sets of summer camps:
    Kids 7-12 can embark on a hand-building discovery of Northwest Indian designs on totems, bowls and other unique vessels at “Clay Daze” starting June 17-21 and continuing in six other week-long sessions. Times are 9:30 a.m. to noon. Fee is $135 per session.
    Teens practice mastering the potter’s wheel at “Teenage Throwing” conducted in four, week-long camps. Fee is $150.
    For families who enjoy creating together, the Clayworks offers “Family Clay Afternoons” July 16 (Popcorn Bowls) and Aug. 13 (Totem/Wizard), both from 1:30-3 p.m. Fee is $125.
    Call 726-4484, visit or email
    The rock ’n’ roll summer at Hailey’s Music n’ Me (788-3348) features sessions like “Pitch Perfect Camp” an awesome vocal camp for middle schoolers, “Music Jamzz” for boys ages 5-10, “Rock ’n’ Roll Fashion Camp” for ages 8-12 and even a session in American Sign Language.
    Petite Picasso in Ketchum has an array of short-term options for $175 each. All classes are 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
    You can practice sewing, make unusual art projects, build a piñata, explore the wonders of chocolate cake, dabble in ceramics, delve into dollhouses, or attend the special “Princess Camp” week.
    Sessions begin June 10-13 and continue weekly through Aug. 19-22. Age ranges are generally 8-12. Visit, email or call 720-1572.
    Kindermusik at Hailey’s Community Campus introduces kids ages 5-7 to a delightful world of folk tales through music, movement, games and crafts June 17-21 from 9-10:30 a.m. Cost is $129. Call 720-8505 to register.

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