Winning on this Wednesday @ CAM Camps!
Today has been full of weaving, sculpting, and mark-making. See the photographs below for a preview of our day!
Mini Makers (Kindergarten) spent their day learning about the word “re-purpose”. They created wonderful weavings out of recycled materials such as cereal boxes and construction paper. They ended the day with paper containers to take their free drawings home in!
3D Form & Function (1+2) talked about form vs. function today. They designed chairs that served a purpose in their life. From relaxing chairs, to curious kitty chairs, these artists really flew past our expectations. In the afternoon, they created 3D models to showcase their understanding of space and planes using cardboard and tape. Stay tuned to see why they created these models!
DIY Textile Design (3+4) began to create weavings using DIY cardboard looms. They dressed their outfits up with handmade buttons! In the afternoon, third and fourth graders went outside to make cyanotypes. This is a process of using the sun to print an image onto another surface. Ask your camper how this magical process worked!
Sculpt with Clay (5+6) completed their tea pot project today and moved on up in the sculpture knowledge! They learned about the pinch pot method in preparation for creating clay bells and even took a trip to the Vaults to explore the intersection of art + music. As a special treat, we heard harmonious tunes from a sculptural work by Harry Bertoia that produces sound! Music continued in-class as these busy campers were jamming to the musical tunes and sculpting all day long.
Ceramics & Sculpture (Teens) continued to work hard on their free sculptures in the morning. They rolled out flat slabs for learning sgraffito techniques with pin tools and colored slip. In the gallery, Teens talked about Willem de Kooning and looked at a samples of abstract expressionism and hyper-realism in figure sculpture. This inspired them to work toward personal voice and style within their artwork.
Questions for Campers:
Mini Makers (Kindergarten): What is the word of the day? What recycled materials did you use for your weaving?
3D Form & Function (1-2): What is a model? What materials did you use for your 3D model? Share with your grown-up: Why did you choose to create for your chair design?
DIY Textile Design (3-4): Share with you grown-up: How did you make your weaving today? Tell your grown-up about the sun print process.
Sculpt with Clay (5-6): What hand-building technique did you use to make the clay bells? What was your favorite part about the day?
Ceramics & Sculpture (Teens): What is sgraffito? Share with your grown-up: Explain the slab-building method. What is colored slip?