20 Jul

Art

This week in art, our Adventures campers looked at famous European landmarks and figured out their shapes. They made pop ups of castles, the Leaning Tower of Pisa, the Eiffel Tower, St. Basil’s Cathedral, Big Ben, the Parthenon, and the Coliseum. They also created self-portraits in front of these iconic landmarks.

Discoveries campers made a Medieval castle play-set, including a castle, characters to live in the castle, animals to live outside, a horse, and a dragon. Aside from having a lot of fun expressing themselves creatively, the children are developing skills and gaining confidence in their abilities in STEM projects.

A common theme in all these artistic endeavors is how the children are developing fine motor skills! Campers are learning and practicing proper pincer grip, cutting techniques with scissors, hand-eye coordination in wrapping cylindrical objects and placing tape and yarn in strategic paces.

They are also exposed to age-appropriate engineering and math concepts. For instance, they learn how a simple 2D shape can turn into a 3D shape and experience perpendicular and parallel structure. They also learn mechanics in the creation of a functional drawbridge as well as measuring by determining appropriate sizes and lengths of chosen materials.

06 Jul

Art

Campers had a blast this week learning about Australia! We learned about the native Australians, the Aborigines, and created traditional dot paintings and rain sticks. Campers also learned about the many types of animals in Australia and made Frilled Lizards, step-by-step Koala drawings, and Kookaburras.

29 Jun

Adventures in Art

Campers made art journals with collage on Monday. They are encouraged to draw whatever they wish inside and practice drawing animals. They will take their journals home on their last day of camp.

We also created hands across America in watercolor resist. Campers partnered with their new and old friends to draw each other’s hands. They learned about warm and cool colors using lines and patterns.

On Friday, they made papel picados from

Mexico. These are cut paper flags to celebrate different holidays.

05 Aug

Adventures: Art

by Ms. Amanda Wilson

Artistic Pop-Ups & Autograph Books!

  • During the week of August 8, Adventures campers will make popups of the summer Olympics, as well as geometric and organic shapes using warm and cool colors with tissue paper!
  • After completing their artwork, Adventurers will create autograph books so we will remember all of our friends made this Summer 2016 at Summer Connections!
21 Jul

Adventures: Art

by Ms. Amanda Wilson

A Walk on the Wild Side!

  • During the week of July 25, Adventures campers will take a “walk on the wild side” and explore the five continents through learning about animals on those continents, including making animal collage shadow puppets.
  • We will also look forward to creating animal silhouettes and patterns by painting  in the style of Australian Aboriginal art!

 

27 Jun

Adventures: Art

by Ms. Amanda Wilson

Adventures in art await!

  • Campers will learn about line, shape, color and symbols in art.
  • They will create an Olympics ring poster with printmaking techniques and paint.
  • They will also make an art journal; which they will work on the weeks they are here.
  • They will be using washable paint the first two weeks they are here. Make sure they are wearing suitable clothing.