Birmingham Bloomfield Art Center to host CONNECTtech Spring Break Art Camp

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tBIRMINGHAM – The Birmingham Bloomfield Art Center is gearing up for an incredible new camp for kids grades 1-8. Campers will explore the intersection where art meets technology. This five-day spring break camp will teach participants about digital technology and allow them to flex their creative muscles by utilizing technology to make art. There are still spots available.

t“Students will learn how computers work, how websites are made and about the many creative opportunities technology provides,” said Annie VanGelderen, President & CEO of the Birmingham Bloomfield Art Center. “We’re thrilled to partner with Best Buy and their talented Geek Squad to help us make this camp an exceptional BBAC experience for youngsters.”

tActivities will include creating jewelry out of computer parts, shooting and editing a digital video, composing songs on the computer, and much more. The camp will be facilitated by agents from Best Buy’s Geek Squad, whose knowledge of and enthusiasm for technology will provide a fun and educational experience. The CONNECTtech spring break camp is one facet of a growing partnership between Best Buy and the Birmingham Bloomfield Art Center, and part of Best Buy’s community commitment to bridging the digital divide for students.

t“Best Buy/Geek Squad is thrilled to have formed a partnership with the BBAC,” said Jennifer Chopp, Community Relations Program Lead for Best Buy.  “From our Bloomfield Township store and throughout the company, we’ve found a formula that works: a business venture for Best Buy focused on working with local community, education, and non-profit leaders. The objective is to understand the needs of the local community and to co-create beneficial programs through public and private partnerships. This camp will creatively tie technology in with the arts and the kids will have a blast while learning from the Geek Squad!”

tThe Birmingham Bloomfield Art Center has been providing “art for all” since 1957 and is a regional non-profit art center committed to promoting the visual arts with classes for all skill levels. Each year more than 500 classes are offered for more than 4,000 students from pre-K to senior citizens. The BBAC features nine classroom studios, four galleries with free exhibits open to the public, outreach programs, ArtBridge, camps and art classes.  The Gallery Shop is stocked and open Mon-Thurs., 9 a.m. – 6 p.m.; Fri.-Sat., 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

tThe BBAC is located at 1516 S. Cranbrook Rd. in Birmingham, MI 48009 between 14 and 15 Mile Rds. For camp or general information, call (248) 644-0866 or visit www.BBArtCenter.org. Visit us on Facebook, https://www.facebook.com/pages/Birmingham-Bloomfield-Art-Center/121504299200 

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