The Middle School Art Camp filled up so fast that I was able to offer a second week of art fun! We had another great group of students in grades 6-8 join us. The young artists created collages, paintings, drawings, and explored lots of their own ideas through a choice based art area. We also sprinkled in some games and play time too! And most importantly the students made some new friendships and now know even more students entering the middle school. Here are some great pictures from our week.
And special thanks to Sophia Lupo and Anthony Squillini who were our fantastic camp counselors!
Educators from all disciplines had the opportunity to explore their inner artist for a four day workshop. They had the chance to draw, paint, sketch and collage. They each explored a variety of ideas, concepts and materials. Some educators were new to the course and many were repeats. Check out their great work and see what that had to say about the experience.
Here are some of the Take Aways from the educators:
-Make time to be creative
-Working with others to get feedback is very helpful
-Process over product
-Take a risk
-Revise and Revisit
-Enjoyable, Relaxing, Inspiring
-One is never to old to be an artist
-Incorporate more art opportunities into your life
I also asked the educators to share how this workshop will impact their teaching practice and this is what they shared:
Remind students that everyone has different abilities. Be non-judgmental and find the positive in everyones work
It is important to be patient- the process of teaching requires the patience to allow the student to learn the steps and move ahead as they master eash step
Through my own experience taking this workshop, I can model what it is like to overcome your fear if trying something new or something you don't already know you're good at
I'd love to incorporate an art corner in my classroom for more creative activities in my classroom.
Session 1 of Middle School Summer Art camp was a blast! We had 24 artists who participated in four days of art making fun. The students left camp with their arms full of artwork and lots of new friends!
Check out some of the great art that was created and the middle schoolers enjoying ART and creative time to explore and play!
Christina Chang teaches art and design to students in grades 9-12.