Last week, the Arts by the Sea day campers at the Carpinteria Arts Center celebrated water and air, which were the camp’s themes of the week. In the morning, they built water world dioramas, created impressionist seascapes and explored different forms of art by using Shrinky Dinks, acrylic, oil and chalk pastels. 

A highlight of the week for campers was taking a field trip to the beach to paint with watercolors. In the afternoon, the children sang and played drums, marimbas and hand percussion instruments. In addition, they performed the musical story, “Bringing the Rain to Kapiti Plains,” a tale that was discovered in Kenya, Africa more than 70 years ago by the anthropologist Sir Claud Hollis. 

An outdoor art exhibition of work made by campers is open to the public for the next five weeks. There will be an opening reception on Friday, July 9, at 2:15 p.m., followed by a musical or theatrical performance at 2:30 p.m.

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