ELEGANT RESTORATIONS and
As we prepare to welcome our 2016 artCampers, the Neal Group, led by Jeff Neal, with the skilled assistance of master carpenter, Trevor Conrow, is adding some soon-to-be-revealed elegant restorations to our already beautiful Hyde House and to the charming creative environment of the Pottery House.
“Exploring Clay” with Tom Jones uses a variety of techniques to design and hand-build objects like an original Hawaiian style Tiki pot.
“Color Explosion Abstract Painting” with Anne-Marie Gailey creates exciting color arrangements incorporating balance, space, value and composition.
With Sarah Serio, “Printmaking” explores monoprints, seriagraphy and block printing to make note cards, frameable prints and a usable tote bag, too!
“Needle-Felting” (ages 10-14) with Tiffany Kunkler uses the needle felting method, felting tools and colorful fibers to create a mini-felted owl or creature.
In three “Glass Art” classes (ages 10-14) with Jane McCaulley, campers use special tools to cut and assemble colorful glass to make magnets, sun-catchers and holiday ornaments.
During “Watercolor Painting Nature” with Tom Jones, paper is wetted, then splashed with colors which blend to create hummingbirds, goldfish and flowers.
In “Learn and Perform Magic Tricks”, professional magician Landon Stark teaches campers how to use everyday objects to create and perform artistic tricks.
Using facial images chosen by campers, in “Draw Portraits like a Pro” Sandra Conrad takes her class through easy steps to draw well-proportioned portraits using pencils.
In “Make and Fill a Sketchbook” Sandra guides campers who create a hardcover and fill sketchbook pages with favorite phrases, sketches, artists, songs and more.
Campers make personal steampunk accessories using cardboard, duct tape, paint and found objects in “Steampunk Hats and Goggles” with Tom Jones.
In “Shaving Cream Creations” with Alexandra Burnside campers make artistic abstracts using shaving cream and acrylics for marbling and blending colorful creations.
With April Davis-Brunner, campers make “Fantastic Flower Pots” and, in two acrylic-on-canvas painting classes, learn to sketch and paint butterflies, birds and forest animals.
Creativity blooms in “3D Blossoms and Flower Paintings” with Sam Lewis as artCampers create oversized floral images made with paper and paints.
With Deb Bentlage, ages 10-14 will use their laptops and tablets to make digital photobooks and collages.
For more fabulous classes read next week’s “Art Notes”. Check out the entire two week artCamp curriculum online at: http://www.artcentralcarthage.org/artcamp-2016.html and register your artCampers pronto to make artful memories that will last a lifetime!