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Mural painting


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One of the projects at Art Camp this summer was mural painting.

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Everyone focused on circular shapes with their favorite color.

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There were many thoughtful ideas created in our mural.

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It was great to work cooperatively in creating this outdoor art.

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Everyone had the opportunity to be very expressive with paint and brush.

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I was very happy with the students’ final work on our murals this year!

Repeating circles


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Campers explored creating patterns with circles.

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Everyone used ink as their medium for this project.

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Everyone created many different types of circles.

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There were many different designs created as all the students enjoyed the creative process.

 

Chalk art


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Art Camp Jr. included a session of chalk art.

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Campers began with circle shapes and learned some new techniques with chalk.

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Everyone enjoyed using brushes and water with the chalk, learning there are many ways to use this medium.

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Here is an example of the sidewalk art created by the campers.

 

Multicolored painting


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We began the painting project at the Willard Hope Center this past week.

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Student members eagerly began the process of giving their canvases a base coat of acrylic paint.

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For many of the students it was their first encounter with painting on canvas with acrylics.

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It was an exciting beginning for everyone as to learn to use a  brush and create uniform strokes to cover their canvas.

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Energy was high as everyone busily covered their blank canvas with a bright color.

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Next week we will begin to mix colors and add shapes to the canvases.

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It was lots of fun to interact with the student members and see their eagerness to participate.

Painting classes


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The Art Junction offers many different classes.  One of our favorite is the expressive painting class where everyone explores painting, new techniques and materials together with having a lot of fun!

Art Camp -day 1


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This year Art Camp focused on the theme of color.

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We began with a warm-up exercise to work together combining small amounts of color and lines with other media.

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This fun little exercise has some wonderful results.

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Campers discussed color, images, and shapes, and we talked about how we combined these elements in our last little exercise.

100_4647Campers worked as a team incorporating their ideas on two large outdoor paintings.

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Everyone had fun exploring how to cover the large white areas.

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It was a little intimidating at first, but eventually everyone jumped into the creative experience!

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Splattering the paint was lots of fun!

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Using the brush and mixing colors had several creative challenges that were soon overcome.

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The introduction of spray paint and learning how to use it gave the paintings a whole new level of fun and new layers of color.

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By the close of day one campers were covered with paint and creative expression.

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Campers were tired after a full morning of color exploration and painting.

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But everyone was looking forward to day 2 and continuing the creative process of Art Camp.

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Expressive painting class -week 1


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The first session of the expressive painting class was lots of fun as participants met each other and became familiar with tools, materials, and our studio space.

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Looking to week 2, participants will add another layer to their image and begin to explore a theme or image(s) to add to their painting.

Week 6 -Exploring acrylic painting


Our final painting class was a flurry of activity as our painters speedily worked to complete their images.

How does one know when a painting is complete or finished?

Some questions to ask yourself to see if your work is complete: Is there enough contrast?

Does the composition make sense?

Is there harmony, unity and rhythm to your image?

Could you live with it?

Are you happy with your work and the effort that you have put into the current project?  If so it may be time to stop and move on to another project, with the option of returning to add, edit or change what you have initially begun in your image.  I was tremendously impressed and invigorated by the students in this class.  I hope they will continue their creative pursuits!