By Heather Carroll

Looking for a creative and productive way for your kids to spend their February vacation? Check out the exciting lineup of new art classes at the Ellicottville Library and Cattaraugus County Arts Council studio in Allegany. For only $65, students can sign up for weeklong day camps Feb. 17-21, 2014.

New – ArtVenture at the Ellicottville Library will give kids ages 7–10 a chance to create a Quilt Jungle, Animal Masks, Mondrian-Inspired Paintings, Pueblo Drums and Mexican Tin Ornaments.

Allegany Studio art camps for ages 4-7 will travel the world to discover a new medium each day including quilts, pots, paintings, drums and ornaments. Students age 7-10 will explore a variety of variety of techniques like paper dying, origami, drawing, painting, printmaking, T-shirt design and printing. Junior artists age 10-14 can play with clay during a hands-on week of building fun and functional ceramic artwork. A five-day illustration class for teens will guide them through creating an illustration including sketching and using reference photos.

For locations and details call (716) 372-7455 or visit