For $125, today's side deal gets you enrollment in KidzArt Akron's August 16–20 session of art and drama summer camp (a $250 value). The camp is broken down into art in the morning and drama in the afternoon for students six to 11 years of age; it runs from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. each day at the Akron Education Campus.
KidzArt is an art program that aims to help children and communities develop creativity and confidence while art-education programs are being scissored from school budgets across the country. The five-day art and drama summer camp, which is led by instructors who have completed a rigorous training program, brings kids together for creativity-expanding exercises including drawing, painting, acting exercises, and set-design projects. KidzArt Akron provides all artist-grade materials (Prismacolor double-sided markers, Prismacolor watercolor pencils, Sculpey clay, etc.) and pre-approved snacks. To show off each student's progress after the week of workshopping, there is a gallery showing of artwork and a performance of a short student-written play. Call ahead to reserve your child's spot in camp before Friday, August 13; purchase two Groupons to send your young one with a friend or sibling.