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Previous CAFTA Summer Art Camps
Thanks to the generosity and support of the Northwest Connecticut Community Foundation and the Carlton D. Fyler and Jenny R. Fyler fund, 20 scholarships for low-income students to receive a one week unduplicated session at CAFTA Summer Art Camp 2016 and 2017 were successfully awarded. The students ranged in age from 8 to 18 years old. They worked on projects based on their individual interests in an effort to follow the CAFTA motto of “Know yourself, Be yourself and Give of yourself”. Projects included: fashion design, ceramic design, several illustrated books to be published, filmmaking, animation, mural design and painting, a community wide block party to celebrate the opening of the 2016 Rio Olympics (complete event planning: poster design, public relations, radio and television interviews, telephone marketing and vendor and sponsorship co-ordination), field trip to Wadsworth Atheneum Museum, drawing, painting, writing original poetry, prose and music, acting for film and much more.
CAFTA Summer Art Camp students have fun while they learn life skills, individual creative motivation and team-work. For many students it is a life changing experience. They discover talents and creative skills they never realized before. For others, it is a great opportunity to expand enrich their creative abilities. There is something for all ages and creative levels.
This was truly a life changing and remarkable learning experience for many the children who were able to participate. All the campers learned important life skills such as learning how to introduce themselves, speaking to adults and identifying their core values. Over the summer the teams of campers compiled the following list of core values to live by such as: reliability, self-motivation, commitment, communication, loyalty, respect, politeness, trust, composure, responsibility, follow through, honesty, flexibility, open mindedness, creativity, accountability, innovation, character, patience, ambition, confidence, friendship/team work, courage, objectivity, productivity, being nonjudgemental, quality, high standards, organization and focus.
CAFTA’s 6th Annual Summer Art Camp came to a close as our most enthusiastic and best attended yet. All campers are excited to return next year to continue their creative growth!
“If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader”.

                 -John Quincy Adams

(a quote chosen by CAFTA Summer Art Camp student to include on her summer mural project at Sol Restaurant)
CAFTA Art Camp: small sampling of some of the works of  students 
ages 8-18. Click on image to enlarge.
Drawing of CAFTA Summer Art Camp students and teachers by Daniela, age 8
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Spring 2017 CAFTA Students prepare for shadow puppet show in CAFTA Cinetheque Theater. "Drachenfels", an original CAFTA puppeteer performance. CAFTA students create original music, story, characters, convert characters into shadow puppets, animate and perform.
CAFTA SUMMER ART CAMP 2018 begins on Monday July 9 through Friday July 20 and Monday, August 13 through Friday, August 24. Classes are Monday through Friday 10 am-4pm. Children will need to bring their lunch and a snack. (In some cases lunch will be provided but must be arranged in advance). They will also need to bring a water bottle to stay hydrated. Materials are supplied for most projects. Special discounts apply for pre registration before June 15. Multiple sibling discounts also apply. Fee: $275 per week. (Multiple week discounts are available).  Thanks to the generous support of grants from UNICO, The Women & Girls Fund and The City of Torrington, scholarships are available for students with proof of financial need i.e.: with proof of free or reduced lunch vouchers. Please contact us for more details.

NEW THIS YEAR! Summer Art Campers will also be given music lessons in addition to other art projects and activities.
Special Animation Camp is July 16-20. Featuring professional animator instructor. 

TO REGISTER: Call 860 201-5706 or email cafta.usa@gmail.com. Registration forms can be emailed for your convenience, or you can pick them up in person.
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