Even though it's a lot of hard work I feel so lucky during the weeks of June to be able to offer students the new techniques, tools, and inspiration to create freely. Through Sleepy Hollow this week I offered classes like art explosion, animals, animals, animals, painting studio, cartooning, and creative clay and claymation. The image above is a still from a student claymation. These videos will be posted to to the student art gallery on my website next week when they are finished. I am also adding student artwork from the other classes as we go. So please check it out! Click here to view.
This August I visited Cando, North Dakota for the annual art camp I offer there. Cando may be a small town but there is a big interest in the arts and lots of creativity.
This was my 11th year and I enjoyed returning to see many familiar faces, new faces, and big amounts of enthusiasm for creating.
To view images of the wonderful art created during this week please visit the Student Art Gallery section of the site.
Northern Plains Dance offered this fun class in July for students who enjoy both dance and visual art.
The dance portion of the class was taught by Carly Schaub and Katherine Adams.
I offered basic art techniques and on the last day students put together their art and dance experiences in a colorful performance painting while they moved. I greatly enjoyed the opportunity to collaborate with the dance instructors and work with the students in this camp.
Students continued preparing their handmade swords, shields, and other gear for the final 'battle'. It was fun to see the variety of clever solutions and creations everyone came up with.
Swords and Mythological Monsters...
Today we started created swords and other items out of foam board. We are preparing for our big 'battle' tomorrow.
Students also continued their training by throwing darts at mythological monsters.
Kampe, Medusa, The Hydra, The Minotaur, and more...
Ares would be proud....
Today we began making our battle gear. We started with shields.
We used cardboard circular cake boards as our base. Students used wood, cardboard, hot glue designs, and paint to transform their shields with.
Some even branched out and made their own armor!
Day 2 was brought to you by the letter 'P'...
Students brainstormed all the mythology related words they could think of that started with P.
In honor of Prometheus, who brought fire to mankind, we made beeswax candles. Click here to see where I purchased the colored beeswax sheets.
We also created our own Pandora's boxes. Some students chose to create a box inspired from the story of Pandora while others took them in their own direction.
We started the week by learning about Greek gods, and goddesses. The demigods (students) began figuring out what god or goddess's cabin they would be in at Camp Half Blood.
To get more familiar with the mythological world we drew images inspired by mythology and the Percy Jackson books.
Check out the Student Art Gallery to see more!
The Last Light of During's Day revealed the secret door and students rushed in to search.