Wharton Music Center held a workshop in comic book art with cartoonist Doug Baron of Jump Back Productions on Tuesday, July 12 at 60 Locust Avenue in Berkeley Heights as part of WMC’s Who’s Got Talent? Camp. A frequent educator throughout New Jersey, Mr. Baron is a self-publishing artist as well as cartoonist for various media outlets and comic book publishing houses, including Valient Comics. Mr. Baron will be joining the Wharton Music Center faculty in September to conduct a class in comic book art for children ages 7 to 10 and in comic book art and Japanese anime for ages 11 to 18.

WMC’s Who’s Got Talent? Camps are chock full of a wide array of music and art sessions that students select each day as they arrive at camp. Meeting the needs of busy families, WMC has built maximum flexibility into its camp schedule. Campers may choose one or more weeks of camp, full or half-days, and select from two camp activities each hour. Parents may choose between early drop-off at 8:00 a.m. or a 9:00 a.m. start. Additionally, campers will be able to swim every day between 4 and 6 p.m. at the Berkeley Heights Community Pool located across the street from WMC.

For more information about WMC Summer Camps, view the Summer 2011 catalog and the weekly camp offerings at www.WhartonMusicCenter.org. To register for Summer Camps, download the Summer 2011 registration form and submit it to WMC with payment or contact Wharton Music Center at info@wmcmusic.org or 908 790-0700.

Judith G. Wharton Music Center, located at 60 Locust Avenue in Berkeley Heights, provides music, theater, and dance instruction, educational programs, and performances for children, teens, and adults. In addition to instruction in all instruments and voice, WMC offers classes in musical theater, dance, drama, choral music, vocal music, music theory, audio recording, early childhood music, and music for children with special needs. Offering a range of musical genres including classical, rock, jazz, and blues, WMC is New Jersey’s largest independent community music center serving students in Berkeley Heights, Summit, Chatham, New Providence, Long Hill, Warren, Basking Ridge, Short Hills, Millburn, Livingston, Westfield, Scotch Plains, and other surrounding communities. WMC is a non-profit charitable organization.