Wednesday, July 29, 2009

camp! [again]

Another week of camp has gone by (and I'm deep in the throes of a third week). Last week's themes were Famous Artists and Repurposed Art. Pictures...

Jackson Pollock

Romare Bearden [my new favorite project]

[our block - 4' x 13']

[some of the people who live on our block]

Joseph Cornell

Wayne Thiebaud

yes, they ate the pie when they finished their paintings.

Repurposed Art [and crafts]
newspaper medallion thingys [we made this up, so it doesn't really have a name]

matchbox shrines

[a little yoga practice]

this doesn't have a name either - assemblages using empty plastic bead boxes and bottle caps [I forgot to take pictures of the finished products]

plastic bags made out of...plastic bags [ours are sturdier and more reusable]

jar lid magnets

Okay. So word has gotten out that I like to dance and I'm easily convinced to have a dance party every Friday. Last week's group started asking for it on Tuesday. This week they asked on Monday. But if they ask for a dance party, I have to give them a dance party. Right?

[the CD player is very sensitive - check out what happens about a minute and a half in]

[slinky walking and the very exciting news that KEITH IS COMING!!! then Keith danced so hard that my memory card got filled up]

more campings and dancings to come...

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

my day job (continued)

I'm falling behind on my bloggage. Last week I worked for the amazingly wonderful and talented Burton Silverman for his week long summer workshop. Artists come from all over the world (seriously), to a beautiful locale in the Hudson Valley, to study with Burt, as well they should because he is remarkable. Can you tell how much I love him? Here are some pictures...I'll update if/when any students send me some of their pictures.

disclaimer: This was a workshop, so the students' works posted here are technically studies, that I surreptitiously took pictures of. I think it's all fabulous, but I know sometimes artists don't like to show unfinished work. I'm posting it anyway. I don't think they'll be mad, because we're all best friends now. :)

[said beautiful locale]

[Burt being brilliant]

[it wasn't all work - this was the Thursday night party...complete with a ukulelee sing along, thanks to "the Canadians"]

[Mauricio traveled the farthest...he came all the way from Brazil!]

Thank you all so much - can't wait 'til next year!