Storytelling and Arts Center gears up for summer programs

LAURINBURG — The Storytelling & Arts Center of the Southeast is gearing up for new summer programming, offering youth day camps and paint-and-wine events through August.

Day camps

In each of the camps, held on June 22-25, July 20-23 and Aug. 10-13, students and teachers will work together with different mediums and styles to produce original pieces. The cost for each camp is $45, which includes supplies and a snack. Descriptions are below.

— Famous Painters: From June 22-25, students will learn and explore different techniques of prominent painters and produce a like-styled original of their own. Available to rising first graders and up, instructor Marilyn Peterson looks forward to modifying her lessons to engage all age groups.

Multicultural Art: From July 20-23, instructors Marilyn Peterson and Dora Sharber will highlight art techniques from around the globe.

— Craft camp: From Aug. 10-13, Jennifer McRae, Dora Sharber and Marilyn Peterson will lead students in various craft projects.

Work will be on display for the public on the Friday following each camp from 10 a.m. to noon. A selection of works from all the camps will be exhibited in late summer.

Paint and Wine

On June 25, July 23 and August 20 — all Thursdays — a two-hour painting instruction will be offered, with proceeds benefiting the county’s arts council and programming.

“Paint and wine classes are a popular event and one that the community has been asking us for,” said Erin Rembert, SACS executive director. “We are thrilled to be able to bring the community what they want in such a fun and inviting atmosphere.”

A $30 fee covers canvas, paints, paintbrushes and corkscrews. Attendees provide a beverage of their choosing and sit down for a two-hour painting session led by a local artist.

For information about the events or to register, call 910-277-3599 or visit