Clowning, dinosaur hunt, mask-making on tap at community arts center

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WILTON – The Foothills Arts Center invites children ages 3 to 9 to sign up for classes and workshops at the region’s new community arts center in the historic Bass Building in downtown Wilton.

A variety of options are available so that people can choose one or two one-hour classes or five-day programs. The classes for ages 3 to 5 are designed for an adult to attend and participate along with the child.

The featured classes for the week of July 28 are Adventures in Colors and Shapes – ages 3 and up; The Greatest Show on Earth (singing, art, and clowning) – grades 1-2; On the Hunt for Dinosaurs (science, art, and theater) and Mask Self-Portraits – grades 3-4.

During the week of Aug. 4, the classes are Finding the Fantasy (2-D and 3-D art) and Under-the-Sea Puppet World – grades 1-2; Fantasy Figures (drawing) – grades 3-4. The grades listed refer to the grade that a child is entering in the fall.

The Foothills teachers are professional artist-teachers who enjoy sharing their ideas and talents with people of all levels of experience. They create a supportive, relaxed, fun atmosphere in which they encourage creative thinking.

For details about these classes and to be put on the mail list for fall classes for children and adults, please contact the Foothills Arts Center at 645-7117 or Registrations need to be received several days before a class starts.

The Foothills Arts Center was founded in 1989 by and for the Western Maine community to bring together children and adults, artists and audiences of Western Maine to share the arts in an atmosphere that encourages learning, exploration, and collaboration.

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