Art camp kids sell crafts in Sylvania

“They really learn the concept of teamwork.” Creating an Art Studio in Sylvania is hosting an art sale for young entrepreneurs.

SYLVANIA, Ohio — If you drove to Sylvania on Friday, you might have seen young entrepreneurs selling art on Main Street.

It’s all part of CREATE: Art Studios and Workshops Camp “Biz Kids”. All week campers prepared for the big sale by making the artwork, creating a business plan and flyers to promote the business.

Campers were also able to choose which local organization would receive a portion of the money earned. They decided to donate to Nature’s Nursery, a local non-profit wildlife rehabilitation organization.

Friday was the last day of this camp, but the children will not leave empty-handed. After the donation, they will share the rest of the profits between them. Art studio co-owner Deborah Lambdin thinks this is an important part of camp and one of campers’ favorite parts.

“They’re really learning the concept of teamwork and getting creative and hands-on all week,” Lambdin said.

Khloe Walter, one of the campers, was very happy to be part of the sale. She could be seen walking around working hard to get people to buy the artwork. Walter said the camp helped her understand what it was like to be a small business owner.

“I was a lot more outgoing than usual, so I think that helped me too, and it helped me with my business skills,” Walter said.

Since Lambdin is a small business owner, she enjoys sharing what she knows with children. “I’m an entrepreneur, so it hits close to home.”

There are a few spots left for the next “Biz Kids” camp at Create Art Studio’s Perrysburg location from July 25th to July 29th.

For more information, visit CREATE: Art Studios and Workshop.

Dora W. Clawson