By Leah Schmalz
Looking to get a little creative this summer? Mint Hill Arts can help with weeklong classes offered from the end of June through the beginning of August, covering unique topics like comic art and mixed media.
Whether it’s working with puppets, learning to draw comic book characters or constructing a mobile, each class is sure to engage, educate and excite. Ages 6-10 attend in the morning, while afternoon classes are geared toward ages 11 and up.
Marta Brown, education director, feels the small class size and competitive pricing set the program apart from other choices. Capping the classes at a maximum of 10 students allows the instructors to work one-on-one with each child. “Kids are going to come in there who are at all different levels,” Brown said. “It’s not fair to have a standard thing you throw out [where] everyone paints the same flower at the same time and everybody has to wait until they’re ready to move onto the stem from the petal.” […]