Monday, June 15, 2009

If you have a couple of hours to spare, perhaps you could volunteer for this project?

Volunteers needed to help "Hot Seats" Campers: To volunteer please email or call Marleen Gravitz- 937-3102       

The Tarpon Springs Recreation Department Summer Camp Program is this year including a project called "HOT SEATS"... a program intended to help develop the artistic talents of our young people and get them involved in thinking about art in a new way.     - An auction of the completed chairs will be held on July 24.!

If you can help (you don't need to be a professional artist, just someone who is creative in spirit) we would need you for one or more of our one hour session. You do not need to bring anything but yourself.

Your role will be to help the campers figure out how to transfer the design to their chair (the chairs are all different), guide in color selection and mixing and make suggestions that might improve the overall design.  The experience of "real" artists will be invaluable to our Camper/Artists in Training.  Volunteer artists will not be painting the chairs.  All paint must be applied by the campers.

IIn addition, each artist will be contributing to our community by allowing the chairs to be auctioned with the proceeds benefiting the Summer Camp Scholarship Fund and the Public Art Fund.  The auction will be July 24 at the Recreation Center on Walton St.  There are 150 children enrolled in the camp program in two groups.  We have several staff people and a few creative volunteers, but we need artists.

Camp starts next week June 15th.  Artists are needed at the following times and places:

Recreation Center, Walton St:
June 15, Monday  Volunteer artists not needed for this session.  Chairs will be sanded and primed
June 23, Tuesday 10:00 - 11:00
June 29, Monday  10:00 - 11:00
July 7, Tuesday 10:00 - 11:00
July 14, Tuesday 10:00 - 11:00
July 21, Tuesday 10:00 - 11:00

Craig Park Recreation Building:
June 15, Monday  Volunteer artists not needed for this session.  Chairs will be sanded and primed
June 23, Tuesday 3:30 - 4:30
June 29, Monday 3:30 - 4:30
July 7, Tuesday  3:30 - 4:30
July 14, Tuesday 3:30 - 4:30
July 21, Tuesday 3:30 - 4:30 

During the first week the Artists in training will select their chairs, sand and prime them.  They will have a week on their own time to plan their designs.

During the second week's one hour session Artists in Training will transfer their designs to their chair and begin painting.  Painting will continue June 29, July 7 and July14.  If more time is needed to complete the chairs, painting will continue on July 21.  The auction will be held on July 24.

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