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Jan Dempsey Community Arts Center

222 E Drake Ave

Sara Hand Custer

Sara Hand Custer

Cultural Arts Director

We'll See You This Summer at the Jan Dempsey Community Arts Center!

Every summer, the Jan Dempsey Community Arts Center (JDCAC) is filled with creativity and imagination as children of all ages, participate in visual arts camps. These camps create an opportunity for children to engage in educational activities while having a great time! Come join the excitement in Auburn's art community today and make a difference for the younger generation's future!

Interested in participating in summer camps as an instructor, volunteer or participant? Contact the JDCAC at 334.501.2963. Come join the excitement in Auburn's art community today and make a difference for the younger generation’s future!

Scroll down for Art Camp dates and descriptions. If you are interested in signing up for one or more of the classes, please do so through MyRec. Registration will begin Monday, Feb. 5 at 8 a.m. through MyRec. Citizens must have an online MyRec account to register for any Parks and Recreation programs. To access the online system and create an account visit auburnalabama.org/parks/register. Programs with an associated cost will require payment which can be made online using a credit card. Individuals who wish to pay with cash or check can register and pay in person at the Harris Center, located at 425 Perry St., Monday thru Friday from 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. Registration will only be accepted from participants who live or work in the City of Auburn during the first two weeks of registration, Feb. 5 - 23. Make sure to create a MyRec account and register with us!

Please read ALL instructions prior to registration!

Location: Jan Dempsey Community Arts Center (222 E. Drake Ave.)

Cancellation and Refund Policy: Cancellations must be made by Wednesday at 5 p.m. prior to the week you are cancelling in order to receive a refund.

Refund requests will need to be completed through our registration platform under the refunds tab.

• Click HERE to request a refund.

• Refunds will take 10 business days to be processed.

Registration Instructions: If you do not already have an account with MyRec, consider making one before the registration date.

• Add any children you want to register for camp to your account. Make sure you do not add them as a paying member.

Day of Registration
• Log into MyRec
• Click Register
• Click Programs
• Look for Camps Category
• Click on Art Camps
• Register your campers for the weeks needed
• You can click the box beside your campers' names add to cart and then add another week
• You only have 15 minutes to check out once you add it to your cart
• If you want your camper to attend both sessions you must register them for each week
• Please make sure you include all allergies and medical information that will be important for us to know. We also will not allow anyone to pick up your child from camp that is not a parent/guardian or on the pick-up list so please make sure that section is completed if anyone other than a legal parent/guardian will be picking up your child.
• If for some reason you are only able to register one child and the other child ends up on the waitlist, please contact Sara Custer at scuster@auburnalabama.org.

Art For Young Children
Art for Young Children is an ART CAMP created by Chichi Lovett and coordinated by Sara Custer, Cultural Arts Administrator, and Emillie Dombrowski, Art Education Specialist. Art camps provide a supportive and creative learning environment where instruction is collaborative and taught by experienced artists and art educators. Campers will explore different mediums while learning about artists, history, movements and cultures. We are an ART workshop with emphasis on aesthetics and the process of creating art. We will inspire your child to experiment with materials and try new techniques while learning about the elements and principles of design in a variety of age-appropriate lessons. A special exhibition of the children’s artwork will be held at the end of each session. For more information, please contact the JDCAC. Enrollment is limited and pre-registration is required. Online registration through MyRec will start Monday, Feb. 5. You can get more information and access the registration site by visiting www.auburnalabama.org/arts. PLEASE READ ALL INSTRUCTIONS PRIOR TO REGISTRATION! $60/week/child. Price includes cost of all materials and snacks.
Age(s)                      Day(s)                        Date(s)                 Time                     Location                                              4 – 6                                                                                        9 – 11 a.m.             JDCAC                                      Session I               TRF                           6/18, 20 & 21                                                                                                                                                            (No camp June 19 in observance of Juneteenth)                                    Session II               TWR                         7/23 – 7/25

Visual Art Workshops for Children
Visual Arts Workshops for Children is an ART CAMP created by Chichi Lovett and coordinated by Sara Custer, Cultural Arts Administrator, and Emillie Dombrowski, Art Education Specialist. Art camps provide a supportive and creative learning environment where instruction is collaborative and taught by experienced artists and art educators. Campers will explore different mediums while learning about artists, history, movements and cultures. We are an ART workshop with emphasis on aesthetics and the process of creating art. We will inspire your child to experiment with materials and try new techniques while learning about the elements and principles of design in a variety of age-appropriate lessons. A special exhibition of the children’s artwork will be held at the end of each session. For more information, please contact JDCAC. Enrollment is limited and pre-registration is required. Online registration through MyRec will start Monday, Feb. 5. You can get more information and access the registration site by visiting www.auburnalabama.org/arts. PLEASE READ ALL INSTRUCTIONS PRIOR TO REGISTRATION! $80/week/child. Price includes cost of all materials and snacks.
Age(s)                   Day(s)                         Date(s)                   Time                       Location                                             7 – 12                   MTWRF                                                     9 a.m. – noon         JDCAC                                      Session I                                                6/24 – 6/28                                                                                            Session II                                               7/8 – 7/12                                                                                                  Session III                                              7/15 – 7/19

Make sure to create a MyRec account and register with us!