Click2Daily: Summer camp exposing kids to art, science in Houston's Second Ward
HOUSTON – Summer break is in full swing and that means so are summer camps! In the East End in Houston's 2nd Ward, Talento Bilingue Houston is providing an up-close and personal exposure to art and science to kids who otherwise might not get the chance to experience it.
Lucas and his little sister really enjoy #TBHSummerCamp 2017 at Talento Bilingue De Houston! Take a listen!Posted by KPRC2 Syan Rhodes on Monday, June 19, 2017
TBH is known as Houston's Latino cultural arts and education center. Throughout the year, the group brings in performing and visual artists, providing Houston with art forms representative of the diverse Latino community.
Summer Arts Camp at Talento Bilingue De Houston is underway! Here's a peek at dance class! #TBHSummerCamp2017 #TBHTxPosted by KPRC2 Syan Rhodes on Monday, June 19, 2017
This summer, in collaboration with Rice University and Houston Ballet, TBH is hosting a STEAM camp. STEAM stands for science, technology, engineering, arts and math.
"We're trying to better education through the arts, so that's why we feel it's very important to have that STEAM component," said TBH Executive Director Javier Perez.
From 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Friday, the campers do science and technology projects, and participate in music, dance, art and drama classes.
Javier Perez, executive director of Talento Bilingue De Houston, explains the importance of this year's #TBHSummerCamp2017. #TBHTxPosted by KPRC2 Syan Rhodes on Monday, June 19, 2017
"I like to be creative and make my own things," said 9-year-old camper Rande Napier.
Fostering creativity and imagination is what this camp is all about.
"We all have talents and we need to dig them out. Sometimes the kids don't have the opportunity to express themselves because they don't have the tools or the time or the place to do it, and that's why TBH is here -- we're here to serve the community," said art instructor Jose Lozano.
The camp serves student ages 6-13. Enrollment is underway for the second session, which runs July 10- Aug. 7.
Click link here for more information on the camp and how you can sign up.
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