I hope this finds you and your family as well as can be considering our current circumstances. I have been thinking about all of you, SO MUCH, during this particularly trying time.
Yesterday, I made the difficult decision to officially cancel the first week of my Summer ART Camps at The Create Everyday Classroom.
In addition to this breaking my heart in more ways than one (not to mention the hearts of students who were enrolled!), I also experienced terrible disappointment because I was really looking forward to teaching this particular camp: All Things India Ink.
As a result, I am committing to creating an instructional (and playful) video series.
This video series will include: 6 art making warm ups 9 instructional art making activities 2 virtual museum visits including 6 artist studies 5 books I will read out loud associated with our theme
If your summer plans have fallen through and you find your household in a pickle, this "virtual" Summer ART Camp can also be available to you.
This series will be available exclusively to those who register. They will be available to recipients to view any time beginning the week of June 8, in any order, and at any time thereafter.
The cost for this series is $150 per household.
If you would like more information, please feel free to contact me anytime via firstname.lastname@example.org.
Take a peek at snippets on the classroom's facebook page or instagram account.
Feel free to pass along this option to any other parents you might think may appreciate my approach and style.
If you are interested in registering now, you can do so here:
There are alternative ways to register via apple pay, venmo or zelle.
Upon completing registration, I will send a simple supplies list to you and a video introduction.
If you are new to the classroom and this link, *WELCOME*
Please scroll down to the bottom of this page and visit "General Camp Information" first.
ALL THINGS INDIA INK: June 8 - 12
Drawing, illustrating, printing, meditative and sumi-e painting methods
Students will leave camp with a finished portfolio of work A non-refundable $150 deposit secures your child's seat (see "add to cart" button) A balance of $145 will be due on Monday, June 8 See post ALL THINGS INDIA INK for a virtual option/video series
BEAUTIFUL BOOKS with LIFE LESSONS : June 22- 26
Basquiat crowns, a collection of "beautiful oops(es)",
line drawings, Peter Parnell inspired paintings and typewriter art A non-refundable $150 deposit secures your child's seat (see "add to cart" button) A balance of $145 will be due on Monday, June 22
DRAWING+PAINTING for 9-12+ years: July 27 - 31
Introduction to studio drawing + painting
Extended museum visits with both a classic (Tuesday) and contemporary focus (Thursday)
Students will complete color theory charts, 2 - 11x14 drawings + 2 - 16x20 canvas paintings A non-refundable $150 deposit secures your child's seat (see "add to cart" button) A balance of $145 will be due Monday, July 27
THE THING WITH FEATHERS: August 24 - 28
Marc Chagall artist study, Brian Wildsmith illustrator study,
feathers, paper cranes, and weather vanes A non-refundable $150 deposit secures your child's seat (see "add to cart" button) A balance of $145 will be due on Monday, August 24
GENERAL CAMP INFORMATION
2020 marks * 5 YEARS * of Summer ART Camps at the Create Everyday Classroom.
Unless otherwise noted, campers range in age from 4 - 10+ years.
In the past, maximum enrollment for each camp has been 10-12 students.
This year, camp registration will close when 8 students are enrolled.
The classroom is located across the street from the MCAD Sculpture Garden
and walking distance (we walk through the MCAD campus) to Mia.
During every camp session, we visit the museum
with sketchbooks on Tuesdays and Thursdays.
Students bring a mid-morning snack and lunch.
We have daily picnic lunches on the MCAD campus or in the Mia courtyard.
Camps are Monday through Friday, 8:30 - 1 and are $295 per session.
A $150 non-refundable deposit secures your student's seat.
This deposit can be made via the "add to cart" button associated with each camp.
The balance of $145 is due the first day of your student's camp week.
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If you have any other inquiries, please email me
Alternative ways of taking a peek into the classroom:
I can't think of a better way to summarize our entire day yesterday than by the above illustration, spontaneously drawn by a student.
In addition to all the ways we play with Marnie during yoga, yesterday we practiced tapping into our own wisdom and power. We were provided a tool we can use (the "I am happy! I am good!" song) in the midst of adversity. We learned the Long Time Sun Shine song and sang this song three times at the close of class: once as a blessing upon ourselves, once as a blessing upon another and once as a blessing upon all of humanity.
Our "I have a dream" t shirts were dry enough to wear after our outside time.
The particular fabric paint recommends the t shirts be washed and dried independently from other clothing the first time around.
Once the "snow mountain" was in sight, there were squeals of delight. This is a place on the MCAD campus where all the plowed snow gets dumped over the course of the winter.
Students did a lot of writing and tracing yesterday on the subjects of Martin Luther King, Jr., Rosa Parks and Maya Angelou. For our afternoon lesson, we practiced tracing our hand and other students' hands, making sure to represent different skin tones while painting.
On this day in particular, it is a tradition to read many books over the course of the afternoon. In addition to what is still my favorite children's book on Martin Luther King ( Happy Birthday, Martin Luther King, Jr. ), we read:
Jean-Michel Basquiat first attracted attention for his street mural work under the name "SAMO" in New York City. He also is well known for using the symbol of a crown in his work.
If you could choose one nickname (3-5 letters) and one symbol to represent you, what would your name and symbol be?
Deborah Butterfield creates life size horse sculptures using a variety of materials. Initially, she constructed these sculptures using only natural materials, but in 1979, she started using found steel and scrap metal.
If you could pick one subject (anything at all - living or non living) to reference as inspiration for a life size sculpture of your own what would it be?
Ezra Jack Keats is best known for introducing multiculturalism into mainstream American children's literature. He was one of the first children's book authors to introduce an urban setting for his stories and he developed the use of collage as a medium for illustration. Although Keats published so many children's book, he is best known for his book, The Snowy Day.
What would be the seasonal backdrop for a children's book of your own? Come up with a quick story line, celebrating this season.
Yayoi Kusama is a Japanese contemporary artist who works primarily in sculpture and installation. Kusama is fascinated by the concept of infinity and, at first, used polka dots in her installations to portray this idea.
What is your favorite number? What would be a way for you to make others aware of this without specifically naming the number itself?
George Morrison was an American landscape painter and sculptor. His native name was Wah Wah Teh Go Nay Ga Bo (Standing in the Northern Lights). Morrison created collage landscapes out of found wood.
If you had to roam the world for one type of found item, what would it be? What places would you visit to start your collection?
George Rodrigue was an American artist from Louisiana who received worldwide fame for his Blue Dog paintings. This character was inspired by a Cajun legend called Loup-garou (or werewolf).
Do you have a favorite story or legend in your family or culture?
In 1955, Andy Warhol created a blotted line ink drawing of many butterflies that he titled "Happy Butterfly Day". This was a significant piece of work because it was the start of Warhol creating a repetitive image, over and over.
If you were given a large piece of paper and were asked to draw the same thing over and over again, what would you choose to draw?