Creative things are moving in downtown Hamlet this summer, and you can be part of it.
The Movement Music and Art Store, at 29 Main St., is promoting and developing a place where kids can explore their creativity through art and music lessons.
Art classes will be Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday, from 6 to 8 p.m., and will consist of painting, drawing, sculpture, print making and mixed media.
Music camp will consist of three to four days per week of individual, group, and band sessions. The entire camp is two weeks starting on Monday.
“The structuring of music camp will depend on the age and abilities of the kids as well as how many sign up,” said store co-owner and music teacher Tracy McIver. “When kids sign up we will look at their needs and place them in the sessions which will help them learn the most. Camp will end in a back-to-school concert and art show for family friends and the community so we can showcase their talents and projects they have been working on.”
McIver has been teaching music for about eight years. Before opening the store in Hamlet, he taught music lessons in Laurinburg.
“We have a lot of talented kids already in our year long lesson programs and are excited to give them and new students a chance to express their creativity and talents,” said Andrea Haselhoff, store co-owner and art teacher. “The whole reason we started The Movement Music and Art Store was to promote a place where kids of all ages and abilities can explore their creativity and interest in music and art, as well as to help build a culture of the arts in our county and the surrounding areas.”
Haselhoff is an art teacher at Hamlet Middle School.
There is more information on their Facebook page Themovementinhamlet or you can sign up at the store or call 910-995-4532 for more details.
— Staff Writer Dawn M. Kurry can be reached at 910-997-3111, ext. 15, or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.