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Superhero camp in Charlotte encourages art education

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    Chalk-drawn skyscrapers and fluffy clouds are the backdrop for superheroes “Super E,” aka Emily Diegmann, 7, top, and, “Misty,” aka Gabrielle Jones, 8, as they fly through the Spirit Square parking lot. The Community School of the Arts had a summer camp where the students presented to their families and friends their version of a superhero.
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    Superheroes pose for a group photo, from left, starting in foreground: Ithalo Paniagua, 7 (”Snow Man”), Hayden Standridge, 6 (“Space Man”), Gabrielle Jones 8 (“Misty”), Emily Diegman 7 (“Super E”), Cursten Banck, 8 (“Mister E”), Mateo Gurra 7 (“Iron Super Bat”), Celeste Shattuck, 7 (“Nature Girl”), and Celia Mann, 6 (“Spider Princess”). The Community School of the Arts had a summer camp where the students presented to their family and friends their version of a superhero.
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    Superhero “Super E,” aka Emily Diegmann 7, waits to show her parents her new superhero costume. The Community School of the Arts had a summer camp where the students presented to their family and friends their version of a superhero.
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    Hayden Standridge, 6, plays his superhero theme song for his mother, Meg Standridge. The Community School of the Arts had a summer camp where the students presented to their family and friends their version of a superhero.

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A host of superheroes, including Iron Super Bat, Spider Princess and Super Emily graduated Friday, sporting handmade capes and singing self-composed theme songs from a weeklong arts summer camp.

The superheroes, eight rising first- and second-graders, presented their work in a gallery show for family members in the Spirit Square atrium in uptown Charlotte.

Throughout the week, students created and brought to life original characters. They designed a symbol, made a costume and drew a comic strip.

Misty, whose human alias is Gabriel Jones, 8, plays violin at Community School of the Arts in Charlotte. Her superhero has the power to control water, which Kecia Jones, Gabriel’s mother, said suits her pool-loving daughter.

The camp was hosted by Community School of the Arts, which teaches music and other arts to almost 4,000 children, youths and adults.

Superhero camp was the final week of a three-week series of art camps, which focused on teaching students various forms of art, including printmaking, drawing, painting and 3-D construction.

Williams: 704-358-5294; Twitter: @byclairew
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