Week 8- Tuesday, August 14th

Tuesdays ‘Tudes are rocking with optimism and creativity!

There were quite a few sleepy eyes this morning, but that didn’t stop us from making some PRETTY COOL works of art today!

Mini Makers (Kindergarten)  spent their day learning about the word Zine. What is a zine you ask? A zine is a small, self-published work of text and images- like a magazine! Sometimes these are online, sometimes you find them at the local library, sometimes they may just circulate a small town or institution! Today, minis made their own Zines using collage material. Let me tell you- we have some future designers and editors in the group! These pages were popping with stories, photographs, and drawings.

DIY Textile Design (1+2) started the day with some outdoor explorations and activities. They came inside to begin their next project: a yarn wrapping design! The afternoon was filled with an outdoor walk to find natural objects. These objects were placed in a pattern and used for a cyanotype print on fabric.

3D Form & Function (3+4)  jumped into the day with paper sculptures! These artists bent, curled, fringed, folded, and ripped colorful papers into 3-Dimensional forms. In the afternoon, third and fourth graders traveled outside to look at the di Suvero sculpture. This was inspiration for their kinetic sculptures once they got back to the studio!

Sculpt with Clay (5+6) started the day with more glazing- coil pots! tea pots! slab pots! Oh my! We are so proud of this group for being patient as the clay process unfolds. The afternoon held time for experimentation. The fifth and sixth graders used pre-fired mosaic tiles to create original designs.

Ceramics & Sculpture Teen campers have been busy at work perfecting the exterior and interior surfaces of their clay pieces. From hairy creatures, to garden gnomes, these artists are creating the COOLEST of forms.

Questions for Campers:

Mini Makers (Kindergarten): What is a zine? What did you look at in the museum today? Share with your grown-up: Describe the materials you used for your zine today!

DIY Textile Design (1-2): Share with your grown-up: Describe the wrapping techniques you practiced in the morning. What is a cyanotype?

3D Form & Function (3-4): Share with your grown-up: Describe the technique you used to make your 3D paper sculpture pop out. What does kinetic mean?

Sculpt with Clay (5-6): What is a mosaic? Share with your grown-up: Describe the consistency of glaze and underglaze. Have you improved as an artist from last week to this week?

Ceramics & Sculpture (Teens): Share with your grown-up: How have you improved as an artist this week? What are you most proud of this week?- this could be about yourself as a person, or about your artwork. Celebrate your triumphs!

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