Superhero camp in Charlotte encourages art education

08/08/2014 6:14 PM

08/08/2014 9:44 PM

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.

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