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Bring the kids to the Holiday Hands-On Arts Camp

Attention parents: Need some shopping time during the holidays?

Drop of your little elves at the Holiday Hands-On Arts Camp, where they can create beautiful handmade Christmas crafts and gifts.

Some of the highlights for week one are: Mexican tin punch candle holder, Christmas ornaments, pine tree sculpture, and handmade gift paper with Ms. Lisa.

Ms. Tessie will be “Cookin’ Up” some Christmas goodies for nibbling and for gifts. We will spread the holiday cheer and go caroling on Thursday.

Coming up for week two, we will do “teacher’s favorite” art projects, such as making reclaimed wool sweater hats and mittens, sock snowmen sculptures, drawing and painting, musical instruments and outdoor activities.

The classes will be held at the Pagosa Springs Elementary School Art Room. The camp will run for two weeks during the school’s winter break.

This program is for students in first to sixth grades, Monday through Thursday, Dec. 20-30. Full days: 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m. Location: Pagosa Springs Elementary School Art Rooms. $35 per day. Tuition includes instruction and supplies.

Early registration is encouraged. Class is limited to 20 students per day. Daily space dropoff depends on availability, first come-first served. Print out a registration form at our webpage,, or look for it coming home with your child this week.

The teachers: Lisa Brown has had the privilege of teaching for 21 years. She currently teaches art K-6 in Ignacio and has resided in Pagosa for 16 years. Tessie Garcia has been teaching art at Pagosa Springs Elementary School for 18 years. Tessie and Lisa have been teaching together at Summer Arts Camp for 15 years.

For more information call, in the evening, Lisa at 731-3546 or Tessie at 731-9244 /769-4212. Information on the camp can be found on the website,

Students need to wear comfortable older clothes and bring winter gear, a snack, water, lunch and a good Artitude.

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