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!
The Drawing and Painting students selected from one of three assignments. These great assignments are courtesy of Art Educator Laura Johnson (and are fabulous!)
and are linked up HERE.
Here are some of their works of art that show range and variety of subject and content.
** There are a few spots left in Session 2!
Summer Art Camp Session 2
This summer students entering grades 6-8 for the 2018/2019 school year can
enjoy time to create art and have some fun at the Burlington High School Art
The art camp will consist of time to create, design, and explore art techniques.
This includes drawing and painting. Students will use their imagination and
observation skills to create one of-a-kind masterpieces. They will work
collaboratively in a fun and relaxed atmosphere with many opportunities for
Dates: Monday- Thursday, July 23-26, 2018
Time: 8:30 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Instructor: Christina Chang Email: email@example.com
Location: Burlington High School Transportation: Arranged by parents
To enroll your child please complete the attached Information Form and tuition payment to Burlington Public Schools and mail to:
Attention: Rosemary DeSousa
123 Cambridge Street
Burlington, MA 01803
Call for Art 2018 Young Artists Juried Exhibit
in conjunction with Middleboro's 'Krazy Days'
August 2nd through September 1st, 2018
Opening Reception/ Awards Ceramony: Thursday, Aug 2nd from 6-8:30pm
Open to young artists entering grades 6 through 12 and recent HS grads Cash Prizes, Unique Exposure for Emerging Young Artists
Explore your inner artist and develop a variety of art skills. Activities and projects will change from day to day, and they will include drawing, painting, printmaking, and the use of different media.
This workshop is appropriate for educators of all levels, from those who have little or no experience to veteran artists and art educators, who can use the time for their own personalized artistic development using the classroom's equipment. As time allows, we can discuss how to apply art skills and content to standards-based learning on other topics in the regular classroom setting.
Instructor: Christina Chang
Dates: July 9-12, 2018 (Monday through Thursday)
Time: 9:00 a.m. - 2:30 pm
Location: Burlington High School, Room 217
Cost: $30 material studio fee
Tuition: $50 for out of district educators (plus materials fee)
PDPs: 1 PDP for each hour of attendance
Sign - Up HERE
If you would like to see examples of previous Summer Art Studios check out these links check out these posts
You are cordially invited to the Photosynthesis XIII exhibition, a collaboration of the Burlington High School and Winchester High School photography programs. Please join us for the official opening reception on Thursday, June 14 from 7:00-8:30pm. If you can't join us on June 14th, the show will be hanging at The Griffin from June 14 - July 6. The Griffin Museum is located at 67 Shore Road in Winchester.
This is the second year that Lexi Djordjevic has involved the Burlington photography students in this special exhibition. Over the past semester, students in the Photo Portfolio and Advanced Photography classes have been creating portfolios of personal imagery. There are ten students from Burlington participating in the show this year. The Burlington artists are:
By creating photographic portraits of themselves and their surroundings, students from the two high schools have been exploring their sense of self and place in a unique collaborative program at the Griffin Museum. An example from each Burlington artist follows:
More info about the show can be found here:
Christina Chang teaches art and design at Burlington High School.