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      Kids learn crafting at Big Bay Summer Art Camp

      The Big Bay Summer Art Camp has started, giving kids a chance to stay creative this summer. The camp is held at the Powell Township outdoor art garage.

      The theme for this week's classes is a "kaleidoscope of colors," however the kids were working with pottery and creating masks this afternoon. The camp is run by Powell Township art instructors who hope the kids carry art appreciation with them wherever they go.

      "What I hope they take away is a love and appreciation of art that will stay with them a lifetime so that they're interested in art and will want to go to the museums and be inspired by creation of art and that human endeavor," says Carol Phillips.

      The camp runs each day through Friday this week, with sessions for first through fifth graders that runs from 10:30 a.m. to 11:45 a.m.

      A second session for sixth graders and up that runs from 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. There is no cost for Powell Township children, but for others in the Upper Peninsula the cost is $25 per week.