WE LOVE OUR ARTCAMPERS
Today we have 63 artCampers for our final artCamp week. My wish is for the sublime symmetry of 66 artcampers beside Route 66. Please help make my dreams come true.
Two days of classes remain. We have openings! Sign up your artCamper to make art and happy memories and give us 66. Call (417) 358-4404. Register today!
Last Friday night’s artCamper Art Walk Exhibition was a terrific success. Thank you to all--
Special thanks to artCamp Dad, Eric Putnam, Manager at UMB Bank, for your continuing support for artCentral, artCamp and Art Walk and for lending us props and helping hands to set up and take down.
Our very first Hyde House artCamp Exhibition and Reception is Friday night, 6 to 8, showcasing the fine artworks of our amazing artCampers. Everyone’s invited. Cookies, milk and lemonade will be served. Tours of Hyde House and Pottery House classrooms and our attic Artist Atelier et Salon will be given by artCampers.
Anticipating Friday’s final artCamp 2015 celebration, we treasure the experiences of having our budding artists and our dedicated, talented art educators here during summer’s peak.
Each morning we’ve begun by storing our bagged lunches, claiming our nametags, checking in our digital devices for the DirectorCurator’s safekeeping and visiting together on the porch until class begins at ten for our full day of learning, playing, creating and sharing.
At artCamp, while making our art and having fun, we practice lessons about life and relating. We explore and play by Requests rather than rules. This seems to work just fine.
Each morning my Director’s Requests are these:
Please be kind. Be kind to yourself, especially if you get stuck or feel frustrated. Find something you like about your creation and carry on.
Please be kind to each other. Choose words of kindness when speaking to each other. Speak words of appreciation and encouragement for your classmates’ creations.
Be kind to our Old Magnolia Tree whose branches are too brittle and breakable for climbing. Admire her age and her beauty. Respect her fragility.
Please be kind to our birds and leave the pennies in the birdbaths were they help keep the water clear. Bring a penny and toss in your wish to add to our collection.
Be kind to our world. Recycle during the day and at afternoon tidy-up. Use our labeled containers for trash, paper, plastic et cetera.
Practice kindness. Explore. Have fun. Learn. Create.
Experience the joy of sharing your creations at our artCamp Exhibition and Reception and come back next summer to make more art with us.
We love our artCampers!