We're so excited to have a group of older girls in camp this week. They bring with them ideas, skills, perspectives and a liveliness that makes for a fun and interesting week.
We have spent the first few days of camp exploring materials and doing exercises to build up to our culminating projects. Thanks to a recent donation of 5X7 index cards, we have an unending supply of cards to test out different drawing and painting techniques. We are collecting the cards from our experiences in cigar boxes: doodles, blind contour drawings, water color technique so far. We also mixed our own tempera paint and made new liquid water color from dried out markers.
One of our projects started off with the girls applying tissue paper to reclaimed canvases. Next we covered the textured surface with our custom mixed paints. We will continue incorporating other media into this piece as the week progresses.
Another project we are working on involves integrating a joke, fortune or quote into a found object sculpture. We are busy gathering and creating materials for this project.