Spring Break art camps announced at Nelson’s Oxygen Art Centre

Spring Break offerings include Puppet Show Camp for ages 7 to 10 and Stop Motion Animation Camp for ages 9 to 16.

A scene from the stop motion film 'Peanut' created by Chloe at Oxygen Art Centre's stop motion animation camp during Spring Break 2013.

A scene from the stop motion film 'Peanut' created by Chloe at Oxygen Art Centre's stop motion animation camp during Spring Break 2013.

Oxygen Art Centre is thrilled to announce its 2014 Spring Break art camps, including Puppet Show Camp for ages 7 to 10 and Stop Motion Animation Camp for ages 9 to 16.

Now in its sixth year of producing arts education programming for children and youth, Oxygen’s instructors have created camps that will develop skills and the imagination, culminating in a performance or screening at the end of the week for family and friends.

Week 1 (March 17 to 21) is Puppet Show Camp for ages 5 to 7 in the morning and ages 8 to 10 in the afternoon. Children will be introduced to the process of creating a five-minute puppet show.

Week 2 (March 24 to 28) is Stop Motion Animation Camp for ages 9 to 16, with the morning slot for beginners and the afternoon for intermediate animators. Participants will learn how to magically move paper cut-outs frame-by-frame and turn their sequence into a movie clip.

To see animations and a puppet show performance from past camps check out Oxygen Art Centre’s YouTube channel

To register for camps, see oxygenartcentre.org and 250-352-6322 or email info@oxygenartcentre.org.

Oxygen Art Centre gratefully acknowledges the support of Government of British Columbia, Nelson and District Credit Union and The Bridge 103.5FM.