Caroline Morrison teaches watercolour painting to a student during last year’s Arts Alive summer program.

Caroline Morrison teaches watercolour painting to a student during last year’s Arts Alive summer program.

Nanaimo summer arts program offers day camps

Summer program offers day-long camps for the first time in its 25-year history

In just one day, you can be a pop star, run away to the circus, learn the basics of oriental watercolour, play with clay, create your own tile mosaics or any number of ideas available through the annual Arts Alive summer program.

For the first time in its 25-year history, Arts Alive offers 10 individual one-day courses, providing a full day focusing on a single art form as part of the Do It For a Day program.

Arts Alive is a summer staple for children and adults, offering week-long courses of a few hours each day in a wide variety of classes in art, music, dance or drama, for different age groups.

“We realized that a two-hour course each day for a week is not always convenient for some parents, who might prefer their child to be immersed in a full day of activity in a particular art form, such as dance, crafts or painting,” said Vince Katnich, Arts Alive board president.

Registration is ongoing, with start date set for July 9. For more information on courses, particularly the Do It For A Day program, please visit www.nanaimoartsalive.com.