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Volunteer this summer

Project FIVE seeking motivated, caring teens/young adults who:

·         are 13-21 years old

·         like to make friends

·         want to help peers with disabilities

·         want to help their community

·         are looking for an unforgettable summer! 

For each 2-week session, volunteers will be paired with a peer with a disability at camp. Together they will participate in a variety of camp activities such as community service, group games, .arts, sports, and field trips. 
Project FIVE meets weekdays from 9:00am-4:00pm. Volunteer for one, two, or all three sessions!
Camp dates and themes are:

·         July 1-July 12 (Nature)

·         July 15-July 26 (Home Repair)

·         July 29-August 9 (Community)  

Camp will be held at Thomas Jefferson Community Center (3501 2nd Street South) * Session7 we move to Swanson. 
Register to volunteer: Email: Hadyn Kihm at

iCan Bike Camp Volunteers Wanted!Donate to Help Kids iCan Bike

Volunteer  to change a child’s life! iCan Bike (formally Lose the Training Wheels)is designed to help individuals with disabilities learn how to ride a bike independently. Spotters are needed July 29-August 2, 2013 at Kenmore Middle School (200 S. Carlin Springs Road)to run alongside the child as they learn, providing physical and emotional support. Volunteers must be 16 years or older and have sufficient stamina and strength to walk and run alongside a bike for 75 minutes. For more information or to volunteer contact April Rosenthalor 703-228-4736.



Join Arlington Arts Center for summer art classes covering a wide-range of subjects and mediums. This summer, we will offer a combination of popular classes from previous semesters as well as new offerings. Although class titles and subjects may be familiar, all projects will be new and creative. Week-Long Classes for Teens July 15-August 16, 1-4 p.m. & 1:30-4 p.m. Becoming An Artist Grade Range: 6 - 10 Build your understanding of drawing, sculpture, painting, and performance art by exploring traditional and experimental techniques. Classroom projects will be introduced by looking at contemporary artists' practices related to each discipline. Emphasis will be placed on observation and representation in combination with problem solving. Subject matter will include still life, the human figure, perspective, abstraction, mark making, construction techniques, and performance. Class will culminate with field trip to an art venue. Developing Nature and Drawing Grade Range: 6 - 10 In conjunction with AAC's Green Acres exhibition on human relationships and the natural world, this class will take a fresh approach to drawing landscapes, architectural environments, and natural objects. On mini-fieldtrips, students will sketch our neighborhood and site-specific Green Acres installations like the Gourd Palace. Students will also explore drawing with natural materials like walnut ink, wax, and plant dyes, which will be made in class. Students will also practice traditional drawing techniques while working from flowers, plants, and other natural subject matter. Painting Fundamentals Grade Range: 6 - 10 Students will learn the essentials of painting composition! Starting with preliminary sketches of still lifes and interiors, students will develop their sense of space and perspective. Students will put color theory into practice and and master paint application techniques and will create unique works by pairing paint with dry mediums like pastels. This is an essential class for students wishing to build on basic techniques and explore new avenues. This Is My City - Arlington Grade Range: 6 - 10 Arlington?s urban villages provide remarkable environments for students to become competent photographers. During this fieldtrip experience, students will learn how cameras work and methods for successfully capturing sights and faces. This class promises to give students a better understanding of where they live and how the camera can be used to both record memories and express point of view. Students are encouraged to use their own film or digital cameras; however, AAC will provide cameras to students do not have cameras. This class does not introduce film developing or printing skills. Students are required to bring printed images to each class, and are asked to print these images at home or via a professional provider at their own cost.

Posted: May 24, 2013 by Website Editor

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