We are so pumped to be heading into our last week of camp and still having a blast! Campers are already exploring a variety of materials and themes. In Ms. Martin’s 5-6 grade class, students were focusing on environmentalism. Using fabric and cardboard as their mediums, students created recycled items in order to give them to friends. Ms. Martin discussed how much cheaper it is to MAKE gifts instead of buying them, and can provide an alternative to the consumerist culture.
Ms. Sam’s 3-4 class is focusing on the theme of empowerment this week by creating their “empowered selves.” Today they were tracing each others’ bodies, creating the basis of a week-long project in which they will explore their personalities. They will focus on different aspects of the body each day, from the heart (what you want to do for the world) to the head (what you think about), to the rest of themselves!
Ms. Sam’s K-2 class did a get-to-know you community building activity with string! What a creative way to help everyone feel comfortable and make friends on the first day!In Ms. Ilene’s 7-9 grade class, campers learned about Chihuly’s incredible glass sculptures, focusing on environmentalism, recycling, and how art installations can transform a space. They talked about spaces that they care about to make it relevant. Campers began to color the cups that they will later warp to imitate the look of glass.
In Ms. Erin’s class, students learned about Post-Impressionism and looked at Van Gogh’s paintings to study self-portraiture. Then they created their own self-portraits using chalk pastel in a slightly abstracted style.
Campers in K-2 also started on the body tracing empowerment project in Ms. Sam’s class. She gave an oil pastel demonstration and showed students how to draw what they care about to put in their hearts.
In Ms. Olivia’s 5th & 6th grade technology class, campers learned about Banksy and how he raises awareness through street art. They then researched their own social issues that they want to address through their projects this week.
Stay tuned for more in the days to come!