This year's camp from school had an agricultural theme. Students were able to practice farm to table skills by picking basil and making pesto, picking blueberries for muffins and making butter to top it off.
Friday, June 23, 2023
Other students made mosaics, wooden sculptures, string art gems, fashion plates, anime, or hand puppets. It's so important to learn how to come up with your own ideas for projects and learn how to develop it and see it through to the end. I loved seeing how individual critiques were used by students to flesh out their concept and end up with some really fun products and pieces of art.
Sunday, June 11, 2023
One roll was enough to paint a 12-foot long Hollywood sign, a 10-foot long Marquee, and 4 8-foot high paintings of stars. These were stapled to large boards. I taped dowels on the tops of the corners and hung black table cloths between two pairs to provide a background for the film decorations I made of laminated bulletin board paper and pictures of stars and students.
Buying photo props were worth the $12, because it served as an activity. Anything that helps people come together and be silly is going to make it feel more like a party. And of course our beloved AJ the DJ keeps everyone moving with his great play lists and personal touches. It really did feel like everyone was having fun!