Augusta for Kids / Making Mountaineer Memories: A Beginner’s Exploration of Traditional Appalachian Arts and Crafts Andrew Carroll June 14, 2016 Virginia Hicks will be teaching Augusta for Kids, Making Mountaineer Memories: A Beginner’s Exploration of Traditional Appalachian Arts and Crafts during Week 1, July 5-10, 2015. Passing traditions on to the next generation has always been an important part of our work here at Augusta, and this year we’re excited to offer Augusta for Kids during Weeks 1, 4, and 5. Week 1 is also Cajun/Creole Week and Early Country Music Week. This class is open to kids ages 8-12. Participants will explore visual art and heritage crafts through weaving, painting, printmaking, photomontage and more. Appalachian literature, including favorites such as When I Was Young in the Mountains, and a study of state symbols will be incorporated. Virginia Hicks, an art educator for over 20 years, was born and raised in Manchester, England, earning degrees in Textile Design and Art Education. She currently teaches art in Upshur County and has been honored as Upshur County Teacher of the Year, Arch Coal Award recipient and WVAEA Elementary Teacher of the Year. She is also a summer camp instructor at Randolph County Community Arts Center. Tuition for Augusta for Kids is $225. To reserve a spot in this class, visit http://augustaheritagecenter.org/, click “REGISTER,” and select Augusta for Kids. More information is available at https://augustaheritagecenter.org/augusta-schedule/augusta-for-kids/. Leave a Reply Cancel ReplyYou must be logged in to post a comment.