Clarkston Community Center

Paper making at Clarkston Community Center

We joined the summer program at Clarkston Community Center again with Ellen Gadberry leading a paper making workshop. Ellen is a master of engaging kids- she read stories and then moved outside and had the kids use scraps of colorful construction paper to create their own handmade paper circles.


Using blenders (which turned into a group activity in and of itself!), they blended scrap paper and used home made tools of cut yogurt cups and screens in frames to press the paper pulp into shape. Then, she taught the kids how to carefully tear and fold circles of already dry paper into perfect little roses. 



Perspective Drawing with Clarkston Community Center

Amy Meyers led two groups of kids from Clarkston Community Center's summer camp in sessions of perspective drawing. The kids works in teams to trace each other's feet and traced their hands to create a fun and silly self-portrait. 

Paint Love appreciates working with diverse groups and we love seeing how kids work together and create together. Clarkston Community Center serves families from 150 different ethnic groups, from nearly 60 different countries of origin, that speak over 50 different languages and 43% of Clarkson’s residents are foreign-born and more than half are living in poverty. 

The Clarkston STEAM-Plus Summer Camp (STEAM standing for Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math) welcomes children between the ages of 6-14.

The fun and creative atmosphere of camp also builds stronger English language skills for those who are new to this country and bolsters self-confidence for participants, especially for girls and young women. The campers explore and create eco-art, assemblage art, painting, drama, dance, and gardening. They also tackle core subjects like science, mathematics, social studies and English. To expand technology skills, the camp also features 3D printing, computer programming, and architectural design.