The town of Edgewood, Santa Fe County and the Route 66 Arts Alliance are offering a summer arts camp for children and adults from August 1-7 at the former Edgewood Elementary School.

From 9 a.m. to noon Monday through Friday, children can choose to be in the theater class with Stephen Burhoe, with a performance on Friday, or a mixed arts and media class which includes puppetry, ukulele, drumming, bagpipes, tie-dying, juggling and painting.

A third class, open to ages 12 and up, will paint winning mural designs at the Edgewood Community Center with instructors, Jody Indigo and Britt Nance. The arts council is looking for designs that are positive and make the viewer feel good about self and community. The Design the Mural contest is open to everyone and a scholarship is offered to students who provide the winning designs. To enter, email the image and your contact information to

Classes for children and teens for all five days are $25.

Adult classes run from August 4 through August 7 and include classes in beading jewelry, scrapbooking, juggling, harmonica, representational drawing, ukulele, art entrepreneurship, storytelling, color mixing, guitar, silk painting and dyeing yarn.

Further information about the classes and registration can be found at

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