LACONIA — The Summer Arts Program at the Frates Creative Arts Center on Canal Street downtown will begin this coming Monday, July 13, and continue through August.
The summer program is designed to meet a variety of interests and schedules.
"We've found that meeting everyone's needs is impossible during the summer. Our schedule and content areas reflect both long- and short-term classes for children, teens, and adults," said Joan and Larry Frates of the center.
July classes will include dance classes with Joan Frates and Amelia Hamilton-Miller who will once again bring together a professional blend of this mother-daughter duo focusing on the joy of dance. The Dance Studio at 31 Canal St. is connected to the Art Department and Gallery Space at 27 Canal St. where drawing and painting classes are in session.
August programs will focus on the visual arts, magic, and puppetry classes, which will include an end-of-summer exhibition and performances by the young magicians and puppeteers.
A full schedule of classes, workshops and events can be found at the center's website www.fratescreates.com which was recently updated by Creative Impact Studios of Gilford. Information can also be obtained by calling the center at 528-7651.
This family-run arts center, which began more than 40 years ago, has developed into a leading New Hampshire-made business built on the idea of making the arts fun for everyone -- whether it be by participating in a one-day workshop, weekly sessions, or short-term classes.