Friday, July 10, 2009

camp!


and so it begins...

I just finished my first week of summer camp at Katonah Art Center. This week's subject was jewelry making. Here's what we did...

MONDAY: basic beading and learning what all the different tools and findings are for...







TUESDAY: wood and paper beads (for pendants, earrings and charms to be used later)...



















WEDNESDAY: polymer clay with PearlEx powders and paper beads...









[making paper beads :( I seem not to have taken any pictures of the finished beads]

THURSDAY: Art Clay Silver (with special guest artist/teacher David Hughes)...









[clay silver in a syringe]


[the syringe variety, before firing - the cork clay in the middle burns away when it's fired]


[blowtorch firing - don't try this at home]


FRIDAY: charm bracelets and putting everything together...





[clay silver fish charm - with scales!]










[syringe variety clay silver, post firing, made into a pendant]


[clay silver necklace]


some bonus pictures from some of the other camps...

[from Lex's computer art camp last week]


[Mike in the darkroom]


[the 1st - 5th grade jewelry camp - see dialog below]

when I took this picture...
Elin (to the girl on the right): Do a glamour girl pose.
the girl on the left: What should I do, fashion model?

[one of Lex's computer art students got a hold of the camera]
video

To my students - thank you so much for a wonderful week, you guys were soooooo much fun!



NOTE: for anyone interested in learning to make some of the charms we made this week, read my article in the Jan/Feb issue of cloth paper scissors magazine - find it here.


3 comments:

Anonymous said...

I want to take your class. Jessica

Deborah Boschert said...

How come when I was in camp all we made were God's eyes?

So cool!

lisa said...

looks like a terrific class!