WOW. Today was a first in Creative Arts Day Camp history! We had an incredible visiting artist, Christine Lin, come and teach students a special lesson on Chinese Ink Painting. It was a huge hit and students created some incredible works of art! Students learned about rice paper, calligraphy and how visual artists and poets work together to create one complete work of art. Students painted scenes from nature and had the opportunity to use real Chinese ink brushes and rice paper! What a cool lesson, thanks Christine!
The exhibition is in the process of getting hung up and it’s evident how hard everyone has worked this week.
Check out some of the amazing cardboard sculptures made by students in Mr. Curley’s class!
Another group of Mr. Curley’s students did still life watercolor paintings. They produced some really impressive paintings this week! Check out their amazing use of color, shading and blending!
Ms. Angela’s students finished their incredible paper creations earlier this week, but what a clever way of installing them! The whole room looked so bright and beautiful with these hanging from the ceiling!
A collection of prints and projects from Ms. Lauren’s class! Students cardboard sculptures are inventions that they think would make the world a better place. Also shown is a collection of Prints for a Better World– prints showing examples of how students think the world can be improved.
Ms. Symone’s class built ‘Safe Havens.
The safe-haven below has a guard to protect the space. Students thought about what it means to feel safe and protected and created their own small, personal places of refuge.
Some examples of students Found Poetry project are below! Students did this exercise in Ms. Lauren’s class and manipulated existing text to create new, personal messages. This project is intended to help students exercise their voices, and think about how we can use words and text in order to author their own messages.
Ms. Symone’s 7th-9th grade class did a photography project in which they told a story with a series of still images! These came out so cool, and they are all so different! Some students chose to use illustration to show change in nature and others took a totally different approach with actors and stunts!! Examples of both are below:
Ms. Lauren’s group of Kindergarten to Second Graders made some amazing, bright and beautiful nature prints this week! Students foraged for natural materials around Franklin Terrace and in Monroe park. Students used a combination of stamping, printing, wax resist and painting techniques to give these prints all their bright character.
Another amazing project idea, students created illustrated and expressive stories without using any words!
Ms. Lauren’s students did some really amazing found and recycled material collages! I love seeing how different these are! Every student’s personality comes through.
In Ms. Angela’s class, students learn how to paint online with a program called Tux Paint. If students finish projects a few minutes early, they illustrate imaginitive monsters for Angela’s monster wall!
Angela’s students did something SO amazing this week! Not only did they make their very own 3D glasses, they learned how to make their own 3D images in Photoshop!! Some incredible examples below. Students learned how to layer images and changes the colors in the image to Red and Cyan. Nice job!
Ms. Angela’s students also talked about extinction and animals. Her K-2nd grade students made watercolor paintings of endangered animals! These are so expressive!
In Ms. Symone’s class, here are some pictures of student’s completed power animals, made with layers of paper, paper mache, masking tape, aluminum foil and much more. Students worked so hard on these projects and they look amazing.
Here’s one photo of a small corner of our exhibition!
Mr. Curley is ready!
One more section of hallway from the exhibition this evening! So much amazing work. Thank you, thank you, thank you for all your support! Next week we move into our final session of Creative Arts Day Camp 2015! We are energized, excited and cannot wait to see more of the amazing artwork produced by your incredible campers, students and children. Thanks again, and we hope to see you next week (or next year)!