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Best Summer Camp



2017 Camp Dates:  (Registration Info is below)


10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Mon. thru Fri./ages 6-14

Instructors:  Jo Ann Cooksey Bono and Mary Lozinak

9 sessions in June, July and August

Cost:  $150 per weeklong session

Enrollment closed after 16 students per week


Jo Ann teaches an introduction to basic drawing skills and techniques to improve your artwork from 10 a.m. until the lunch break each day.  From 12:15 until 2 p.m., Mary will involve the students in “hands on” projects such as collage,  papermaking, tee shirt printing, 3-d design and sculpy clay.  Friday’s “Graduation Day” includes an art show, award ceremony and reception for parents, siblings, grandparents and friends.

All supplies are included.  Students provide their own lunch.  A refrigerator is available and the building is air-conditioned.  This is the 20th year to run this successful program.  Both instructors are professional artists with State Police and Child Abuse Clearances.

In all fairness to your child, the instructors and other campers, please be kind enough to inform us of any special physical or behavioral needs that your child may have.

Also, we have a zero tolerance policy for any type of bullying, hitting or any type of abusive behavior.  Children with discipline problems will be sent home without refunds for days missed.

Please only sign up children who know how to act appropriately in a classroom situation.


2017 Summer Camp Dates:  (NO REFUNDS FOR MISSED DAYS)


9.  Aug. 21-Aug. 25 (waiting list)


All classes are still available unless notated in yellow.


To Register:  Registration via email is preferred. Simply pick your week(s) and include the date(s) chosen

Include children's names and ages (Please let us know if your child has any special   needs or allergies)

Home phone number

Payment can be made the first day of camp

Children bring a lunch.

Campers attending additional weeks receive a 10% discount on subsequent classes.



email info or questions to

A confirmation email will be sent. 

If you must cancel your plans, please be kind enough to contact us as soon as


Artwork may be photographed for promotional purposes.  If you disagree, please let us know, otherwise, we consider registration as confirmation.

Frequently Asked Questions:

Question: Do you offer a discount for multiple children?
Answer: No, currently, we only offer discounts to students who return for more than one session.

Question: If my child participates in more than one week, will the projects be the same or will they vary?
Answer: The drawing part of the program will basically remain the same, as I try to pick the 5 most important lessons to present in case a student only has the opportunity to attend one session. Returning students are given the option to draw alternate subject matter, but I have found that most want to improve upon their past attempt or prefer to do what the rest of the class is doing. The afternoon craft session will vary from week to week.

Question: Are students grouped according to age or ability?
Answer: No, all students are grouped together. They are allowed to sit where they want and often switch seats to be next to new friends they have made as the week progresses. We have found that the older students like to help the younger ones and the wide range of ages has never presented a problem.

Question: Will my child receive instruction appropriate for his/her age as the class enrollment is so varied?
Answer: I teach the children the same information that I impart to adults. The younger students amaze me with what they glean from the lessons and all students are given individualized information to help them progress according to their level.

Question: Do you accept 5 year olds?
Answer: Yes, we will accept 5 year olds if the parent feels the child is mature enough and is comfortable with being in a classroom situation for 4 hours.


Many thanks to Carla Bates for her generous donation of matting supplies to GNAL's Young Artist's programs

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