By Kathy L. Collins

Center Place of Brandon has a great line up of summer classes for children ages 7 to 13. Weekly sessions are reasonably price, and Center Place is offering something for everyone. The sessions begin the week of June 15 and go through the week of August 3. The cost for members for weekly sessions is just $130 per week. For non-members, the cost is $170 per month.

Center Place’s Discovery Zone Summer 2015 is led by Center Place’s talented instructors. All of them are artists and teachers. They include Greg Manley, Doreen Donovan, Niki Carpenter and Jennie Sikora-Muehl. They will hold classes such as Art Journaling, Art Murals, Comic Book Storyboard Poster, Creative 3-D Creature Masks, Creativity to the Max, Cruise Around the World, Family Pottery, Jump Start to Art, Kid’s Crafty Corner, Paper Sculptures, Space Art and Recycled Art.

New this summer is Project Role Model led by Linda Herndon. There are three sessions which run on Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 9:30 a.m.-12 noon over a two week period. Each session includes a Graduation Fashion Show held from 6-8 p.m. on the last Friday. Each session is different but all cover charm, etiquette and modeling. The Project Role Model Summer Camp is designed for girls ages 7 to 16. The cost per session is $75 for members and $85 for non-members.

Executive Director of Center Place Dawn Galia said, “Center Place offers creative programming for the summer for children. We know that many parents need to work during the summer, so we offer summer camps from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. every day of the week. The children just need to pack a lunch and they can spend the day with our instructors here at Center Place. We are very affordable.”

Galia added, “We keep the children busy and they have a wonderful time using their creativity to produce fun art projects.”

Due to the popularity of Center Place’s summer classes, advance registration is required along with payment. Stop by Center Place Monday through Friday from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. For more information, call 685-8888 or visit

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