The Cirque (de Arts) comes to town

All the children that attended the Cirque de Arts camp the week of Aug. 19 through Aug. 22 show their pictures of elephants under the big top and motorcyclists jumping through a fired hoop. With instructor Lisa Vitkus are, left to right, Diego Murillo, Elek Abbott, Eleanor Abbott, Raegen Valois, Brennan Hagen and Jenna Schlickbernd. (Sun staff photo by Sean Cote)

All the children that attended the Cirque de Arts camp the week of Aug. 19 through Aug. 22 show their pictures of elephants under the big top and motorcyclists jumping through a fired hoop. With instructor Lisa Vitkus are, left to right, Diego Murillo, Elek Abbott, Eleanor Abbott, Raegen Valois, Brennan Hagen and Jenna Schlickbernd. (Sun staff photo by Sean Cote)

Lisa Vitkus has a passion for teaching children. She has been teaching with KidzArt for more than five years and has taught middle school students for three years. This summer she spent her time teaching 6- to 12-year-olds about the arts and watching them express their creativity.

She taught the Cirque de Arts Camp from Monday, Aug. 19, to Thursday Aug. 22 at the Champlin Ice Forum.

The Cirque de Arts campers construct their very own Fun House Marble Game using cardboard and tape. (Sun staff photo by Sean Cote)

The Cirque de Arts campers construct their very own Fun House Marble Game using cardboard and tape. (Sun staff photo by Sean Cote)

 

All of the art the kids created throughout the week had a circus theme. They made a picture of an elephant under the big top, colored a picture of a motorcyclist jumping through a hoop, and sculpted a seal from clay with a tin foil base.

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