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Summer Art Camp II

Updated: Jul 18, 2023

Summer Art Camp II

Taking inspiration from Cezanne -the master of painting delectable fruits, and a a favorite floral still-life by Suzanne Valadon, we embarked on our artistic journey in Summer Art Camp II.

All but one of the creative young artists were new faces I'd never taught before. My camps are typically bustling with many of my regular students, but this time we had a lively and diverse new group that really enjoyed each other's company, and their enthusiasm was contagious! We were blessed with perfect weather, so they had a great time both indoors and out. It was a busy week with several multi step projects that went from designs, drawings to finished pieces.

We did several printmaking projects and had fun with experimentation. The group created a blend of multi-mixed media prints using various techniques, as well as nature based monoprints derived from their original drawings.

Oil Pastels are as close to oil paintings as any medium, so using them we practiced mixing and blending to achieve rich colors, and techniques to create highlights and shadows that result in objects appearing round, they were very focused, and I loved the results. Serene

 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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