Tuesday, June 30, 2015
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We used 9x12 white paper
1/2 profile of sun or moon
1/2 face facing front of sun or moon
Cool and Successful 1 to 2 day lesson!
Monday, June 29, 2015
Need a mass project for a Journey of sorts?
Get a 1/2" x 36" dowel
Decorate with colored masking tape
Use sharpies to make designs on the stick
Walaaaaa, Go on a hike!
Friday, June 26, 2015
We did a unit study on The Day Of The Dead.
I researched some cool patterned skulls and found this website
Excellent source for many cool art lessons, check it out.
What is Dia de los Muertos?
Dia de los Muertos is a holiday for remembering and honoring those who have passed. It is a festive, joyous time of celebration. Day of the Dead is Mexico's most important holiday, which means they invest a lot of time and money into celebrating Dia de los Muertos, moreso than any other holiday.
Check out this website http://www.art-is-fun.com/day-of-the-dead-facts/ for all you need to know on The Day Of The Dead. (fun facts)
Thursday, June 25, 2015
This project was snagged off of Pinterest. Since we were doing art camp, we added a little salt and alcohol to get a few wows from the kids.
The Cacti Project
Talk about cactuses being shapes. Since we live in Georgia, we decided to buy a cactus plant at Walmart for our little campers to see. We really do not have a lot of cacti growing in our area.
Kids draw basic shapes with pencil.
When kids get the basic cactus plant drawn, they will need to draw lines and x's on each cactus.
Many kids learned that they had put too many details with pencil, but they all stuck with the project.
We took a lunch break.
After lunch, the kids began to paint with watercolor.
They were given salt and alcohol.
They just pinched salt with their fingers and put on the paper.
The alcohol was in small cups and they dipped Q-tips in the alcohol.
Then, they squeezed the alcohol off the Q-tip on their artwork.
Lots of oohs and ahhs with this cool effect.
Of course, alcohol and salt reminds me of a song.
Wednesday, June 24, 2015
We have posted on John Cornbread Anderson before. Below are our 2 post. Click the links to see more details and explanation on the lessons.
These are a few pieces that my Maclay Middle Schoolers created this year!
Fun one day lesson with paint incorporating Folk Art!
Tuesday, June 23, 2015
Note: I know this is an ART blog, but I just had to share a post about a cool camp in Rutledge, GA. One thing for sure, there is hidden ART everywhere!
Here is the OFFICIAL Welcome from my daughter, Callie Ray
|Like this cool Mosaic Sign-ART!|
|The wagon train waiting for upcoming campers|
|Callie Ray welcoming visitors to the office|
|The Camp Twin Lakes Office Building|
|The Official Visitor pass that Callie gave all her family members|
|Playground in front of the Media Center|
|The Empty Lunchroom|
|Love these rocking chairs outside the lodge rooms.|
|Very True ART|
|Callie providing the family with a walking tour of the camp|
|According to Callie, some SCAD students did these two totem poles|
|The letters on each sign are actually|
ceramic and are made by the campers-ART
|The tower is for all the climbers.|
|A pretty amazing ropes course for campers here|
|The giant swing was cool.|
|The lake area-a different view|
|What would a camp be without bugs?|
|Coolest Tree House Ever|
|A composting potty? Nice!|
|Sundial for the scientifically inclined|
|Tie Dye Sheets-ART|
|Home of the many Talent Shows|
|In this building, kids were given the opportunity to interview some of the Georgia Bulldog Football team.|
|A friendly fellow in the recording studio.|
|The ART home|
|ART Camp Counselor Dream room|
|A Tie Dye Room to Die For-ART|
|A Library with books and DRUMS??|
Quick Drum Lesson by Callie below
|More encouraging ART for all|
|A Cool Pool|
|Throw clay on one of the four wheels and FIRE IT UP!-ART|
|Recycling Clay. These folks think of everything.|
|This is the shape of the recycled clay|
|These are letters that are used on signs all over the camp-ART|
|The Campers' Home Away from Home|
|The above ART is so very true for many of Camp Twin Lakes Campers|
|Callie, the archery instructor|
|What ARTist does this remind you of, fellow art people?|
Answer: Jasper Johns from Augusta, GA!
|Brother Rob flexing the muscles.|
|Ella aiming for the yellow.|
|Callie's competitive dad attempting to hit the center.|
|Take me out to the ballgame!|
|Camp Twin Lakes even has a farm!|
|A crashed John Deere|
|Farmer Brown ART|
|Callie's parents attempting to re-create Grant Wood's American Gothic. No pitchfork was available so a shovel had to suffice.|
|The Bike Shop|
|A Dasani Tower|
Thanks to Camp Twin Lakes for inviting Callie to be a part of their Summer 2015 program. Camp Twin Lakes claims that the camp is "life changing" for campers. As a mother of a counselor, I believe the Camp Twin Lakes to be "life changing" for counselors, too.