MORE ARTCAMP CLASSES!
The excitement is growing by the day as we anticipate our 2017 artCampers walking up the Hyde House front steps and across the porch to artCentral’s cheery green door. We’ll be ready when they arrive. Supplies are being organized and t-shirts ordered. Class rosters are being composed.
This year’s artCamp takes place July 10-21. There are still spaces available for artCamper wanna-bes to sign up! Registration forms are available at artCentral, the Carthage Public Library, Mother Road Coffee and the Deli.
Always a favorite, returning teacher April Brunner-Davis is offering two acrylic painting classes. In Baby Animal Friends young painters will learn to sketch and draw a furry baby animal using photo images. Then they’ll paint their friend with acrylics on canvas. In Winged Flying Friends artCampers will sketch and draw a bird or bat or butterfly using photo images then paint their friend with acrylics on canvas.
Another teacher with an impressive artCamp history, Anne-Marie Gailey, is offering a Dioramas class where young artists create a 3-D magical forest, an island of mythological creatures, a flower kingdom or a dragon machine planet; in Llama Love they’ll draw a whimsical llama and add embellishments with pastels, color pencils, paints, sequins, yarns and beads; and in Fashion Design artCampers will study clothing designs, illustrate outfits, build a portfolio with pencils, paints, paper and fabric then throw a studio fashion party.
In Alexandra Burnside’s Painter’s Tape Pandemonium imaginations are encouraged to run free to create wildly different artworks using painters tape, acrylic and spray paint. In her Make Your Own Pillow Pal, with fabric markers artCampers will design a creature on fabric, then transform their creation into a pillow.
The artCampers signing up for classes with Tiffany Kunkler will Weave, Weave, Weave as they design and construct a bag, purse or wallet using colored duct tape and weaving and fabric techniques. They can also choose to Get Organized with Tiffany’s guidance as they use cardboard and fabric to design, build and bind a notebook organizer for school or for art projects and pencils. In Tiffany’s About Beads class, kids will design colorful clay necklaces and bracelets using a variety of techniques, tools and textures.
In addition to her mermaid class, Kahlie Jones will teach how to make stained glass using different types of paper to create a kaleidoscope of colors for artCampers to hang in their windows.
Sara Serio will have a Go Galaxy class where young artists can blast off into art by creating their own unique rocket ship sculpture, then design and construct a retro robot. In her Star Wars Extravaganza Sarah’s artCampers will build a light saber and other paraphernalia needed to be a member of the Force. She’ll also teach Carry Art Everywhere for kids to explore design and color interaction while stenciling an original fabric tote bag and more.
As you can see, this year’s artCamp curriculum is loaded with creativity possibilities. Check in with me next week. I’ll have lots of fun experiences to share with you!