Wednesday, June 29, 2016

Art Camp: What does your summer look like?

What better way to celebrate our awesome summer's than to host an Art Camp! Art Camp's are every art teachers dream, especially in the summer. You get students who love being creative, love art, and want to be in your class! This is a great way to connect with students and your community. Adult or children art classes are a great way to keep active in the summer, let your creativity run loose yet not loose that classroom touch of teaching! 

This summer I hosted a Clay Studio Art Camp. We spent two hours for two days making as many awesome pieces as we could. We are letting them all dry out for the next two weeks and then I am popping all those wonderful pieces in the kiln. We will then have a two hour session to glaze and paint our pieces. Pieces will then be shipped to our administration building for pick up. The students loved this camp so far and I had a range of students from 1st grade up to 7th grade. I had 14 students total and maxed out at that number. It is great to keep the group small so you can meet the needs of all your students, have fun with them and be able to create large and detailed pieces. 

Projects Completed:
1. Mugs
2. Organic Bowls
3. Roses
4. Octopi Plates
5. Fish Plates
6. Free Choice Creation
7. Coiled Pottery
8. Animal Pencil Holders

On our organic bowls we marbleized both the white and red clay. I can't wait to see the results. I had a variety of great resource worksheets I obtained from other wonderful art teachers out there like you. I found them on Pinterest. Come check out my board to see what resources I used to inspire these wonderful projects. 
This was such a fun two days I can't wait to show you all the final results! What fun and creative camps are you doing this summer? I would love to hear all about the experiences and projects!

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