Monday, July 18, 2011
I have held summer art camps at my school now for nine years. I really enjoy the chance to work with kids for an extended time and not the usual 50 minute blocks once a week. The campers ages range from 6-11 years, with 28 participants. It is a 30 hour camp, M-F 9-3. I have a good friend who happens to be the PE Coach at my school and she assists with the camp. At times we split the campers and half will work on their art while the other half gets some movement or games. This year we had a recycle theme for the camp. The projects really turned out pretty great. I think the best part was having the kids write their artist statements. Here are some samples of some of the art pieces they created.