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Helmet


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One of my amazing students is creating a helmet in the style of Boba Fett.

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Ben began with research into various helmets from Star Wars and decided upon a mandalorian helmet.

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Using recycled materials Ben is carefully crafting his helmet.

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Now into the paper mache process the helmet is taking shape.

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It’s exciting to see the process of Ben’s work as it continues to take shape.

Clay monsters


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Wednesday afternoon art students explored clay for their last class of the autumn session.

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Students explored basic clay concepts as they learned how to use the clay and form various geometrical shapes.

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Students created a basic pinch pot and began to transform it into a clay monster.

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Everyone was focused on the building process.

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Students were given the opportunity to incorporate craft sticks, wire, beads and pipe cleaners into their monster creations.

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Everyone enjoyed the process and working with the clay.

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Each student had a different method of creating their clay monster.

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It’s fun to see how each student takes the creative process in a different direction.

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I hope you have enjoyed seeing their clay monsters created out of oil-based clay and a few odds and ends around our studio.  Maybe you can join us for our next session this winter?

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Hand built pottery


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In the spring of 2012 we offered a class in paper mache pottery.  The students had a great time exploring a non-traditional method of building using unique materials.

Art Camp -day1


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Art Camp began with a focus on shapes.

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Campers chose many shapes to create a three-dimensional design with layer shapes.

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Lots of focus and concentration went into the design and creation of their art.

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Next students began to glue down their shapes.

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Next step was to add a coat of white paint to their creation.

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The white paint added a unifying factor to their work.

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After the painting of the projects we moved outdoors for more painting.

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We did some rock painting.

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Adding lots of painted texture to the rocks.

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Campers worked on a circle mural begun by Art Camp Jr. campers.

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Campers added detail to the circles.

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We ended the first day by working on the outdoor mural.

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Campers created some wonderful art and memories.

Art Camp Jr. -Day 2


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Day 2 of Art Camp Jr. found everyone busily completing their bug sculptures.

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Everyone had a unique vision for their bug sculpture.

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We also explored creating our own color wheels.

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Everyone had the opportunity to create a pattern of color using liquid watercolors.

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Much thought and cooperation went into the creative process.

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An example of a color explosion color wheel.

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Everyone had the chance to add to our outdoor murals.

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It was fun to let color, imagination and paint run wild.

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We also had the chance to paint some rocks.

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It was a great two days of exploring art and allowing our imaginations to run free in the creative process!

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Maybe you can join us next year for Art Camp Jr. or one of our upcoming classes or workshops!

Art Camp Jr. -Day1


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Art Camp Jr. was full of fun and activity as everyone explored many traditional and new art mediums and techniques.

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Students began the day with a lettering project based on their name that explored size, color and brush work.

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Learning to use ink with a brush was a new experience for the students.

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Everyone enjoyed learning how to use spray paint as they had the opportunity to work on our outdoor mural.

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We also painted some rocks.

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We also explored bag painting.

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Campers used plastic bags as a tool for applying paint to a large board.

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Everyone had the opportunity to add their favorite color to a base of white paint to create a wonderful tinted color.

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Finally the campers began creating bugs out of found materials.

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We worked on a lot of projects and began many ideas that will be completed in one form or another on day 2 of Art Camp Jr.

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Everyone had fun and enjoyed their creative experience with anticipation of day 2 and the completion of their art work!

 

Recycled Flowers


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The Wednesday Afternoon Art Class created flowers this spring out of new materials.

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Students began with cardboard egg cartons that were cut apart and fashioned into flower shapes.

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This required some focus and skill to fashion into the flower design desired by the students.

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The next step was to add color.

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Everyone chose bright colors to highlight the shape, and most everyone decided to combine colors on their flowers together.

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Everyone enjoyed the painting process.

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The final step was to add flexi-sticks to the flower as a stem.  Everyone had a choice of colors to use and combine together.

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Many new, wonderful combinations of flowers were created.

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This is a project that can be taken in many different directions depending on the skill and desire of the participant.

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Maybe you can join us for a future class to have some creative fun at the Art Junction!