Thursday, August 27, 2009

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

camp! [one more time]



Last week's camps...


Repurposed Art
[recycled newspaper coil thingies that don't have a name picture frames]




[candy wrapper + ticket stub boxes]










[sweater fish - the kids drew pictures of fish, cut up old sweaters in the fish shapes, sewed and stuffed them]










[we stuffed the fish using old vhs tape that we rescued from the trash. the tape was like catnip - everybody went crazy rolling around in it and throwing it in the air. who knew?]




[the eyeballs were made from the wrappers of my Builder Bars]


[finished fish]






[candy tin + bottle cap collages]












FAMOUS ARTISTS
Romare Bearden












Joseph Cornell










Wayne Thiebaud










note: we did Jackson Pollock paintings too, but I don't have a single picture. pffft.


So. Last week's dance party was not so much requested by a student, more announced. First thing Monday morning I was explaining about the week and what projects we were going to do and whatnot when a student said "AND we have a dance party on the last day!" We had two - one in the morning, one in the afternoon. Honestly, I think I could just do a whole week of dance party summer camp. Six hours a day of dance parties. Who's with me?

[morning dance party]
video

[afternoon dance party]
video

[after the end of camp on the last day]
video

[sometimes I think I'm Bob Fosse]



I love you and miss you, my little campers.

Sunday, August 9, 2009

camp! [again and again and again]



SURFACE DESIGN
[Shibori/compression dyeing]
















[resist painting]







[block printing]




[more compression dyeing]






[screen printing]




JEWELRY MAKING
[beading]


[wood + paper]










[buttons + more beading]


[polymer clay]




[PMC]










[post ice cream truck visit]


[what my living room looks like on Sunday nights]