We started our second week of Fun with Junk by using discarded CDs. CDs are everywhere today. And, when the information on them is no longer useful, they become trash. The campers came up with a few suggestions as to what we could do with the CDs. One person suggested that we could hang them in trees to scare away birds. Another camper suggested that they could be used as the eyes in a mask. At camp, we used them as pages for our journals. We will use these journals to document some of our work and record our ideas.
We also worked with printing. We used found objects to create black impressions. We experimented with the objects to discover the marks that could be made. Some of the objects that we used included the edge of foam core, corks, race cars, plastic netting and Styrofoam. This project was not completed in one day. Work continued on Tuesday. After the ink was dry, we had the opportunity to add color by painting with watercolors. Our campers created a large piece of art as well as some note cards...
Perspective is big concept in the world of art. The idea of looking at something in two different ways is hard. We gave it a try on Tuesday. We worked with view finders and looked at a still life that was across the room. The campers were asked to draw what they saw. Their drawings included the vase, the flowers, a shell and pinecone. Some drawings even included the table. Next, the still life was moved to the center of the table. The campers used the view finders to look at the still life again. They could not see the whole image; they could only see parts. They were asked to draw what they saw. Holding their two drawings side by side, it was very interesting to see the similarities and differences in their work.
After small group work each day, we have time for open exploration of our center classroom. Friends have been weaving on crazy looms, building with ramps and tunnels for balls and working in our message center.