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Summer Art Camp I

Summer Art Camp I

Week one of our summer art series was all the things you can imagine. Mix a lot of talent with great focus, a little magic, and a bit of mess and stir gently. Voila! Amazing art created by your young artists.

One of our projects was an homage to Van Gogh's Sunflowers, which is one of my favorite paintings of his and perfect for Summer. The children did pencil studies before creating the final piece in in oil pastels.

Earlier in the week Milly and Gigi's Mom, Amanda brought us the most beautiful bouquet of roses from her garden. The colors were a combination of soft custard yellow, light salmon with a touch of pink. We studied them all week before attempting to capture their beauty. After doing drawing studies, on Friday set up the canvases and easels and experimented with mixing colors. I love the results. Thank you, Amanda!

Our Printmaking project this session was mono prints on Plexi plates. It requires working quickly before the ink dries. The class did several drawings of their fantasy gardens to work from and used them as a guide, while drawing on the plates.

It was such a luxury to have so much time and yet we were down to the last minute to finish the Ladybug sculptures and portfolios. Ladybugs have always been a part of the class. There are so many in the play area, but we also had a Monarch Butterfly and Hummingbird sighting.

It was such a great group. Most were from my Tabor and Abernethy classes, and several have been in camp before, so it was all very familiar.

Enjoy the rest of the Summer!

We had to watch our lunches very carefully, the play area was full of little monkeys!

 Week One: Cave Paintings

It has been an eventful week in our Art Literacy class. We have been all around the world.  I would like to thank all of my wonderful students for their great efforts. We began with the story of the discovery of the discovery of cave paintings in Lascaux,  France  and also looked at images from  Spain , where the oldest known cave paintings have been found,  in the cave called El Castillo. The prehistoric dots and crimson hand stencils are now the world's oldest known cave art that dates more than 40,800 years old.

© Serene Greene- Art Literacy Academy
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