In the middle of the week we have BONUS DAY! Our “The Works!” Campers stay and have a class, our Mini-Campers go home and our Deluxe Campers arrive! It is a busy day!
Bonus Day Gratefulness Boxes with instructor Regina Rooney.
Then Kelli Nina Perkins arrived and we moved into the mixed-media portion of camp.
Kelli taught us many paper art and fabric art techniques to come up with a self portrait piece entitled Tempest in a Teacup.
We painted with water color paints using a fool-proof method that allowed us to play out fantasies of wildly-curled-colored hair and gems in our teeth…
We used a common child’s toy to produce and embellish charms that expressed each person’s own life themes.
We machine-stitched and beaded and then hand-stitched! We combined paper art and fabric art techniques, and each of us came up with a unique and individual self-portrait.
Are we having fun yet?
We also used our paintings and ephemera to make some poetry spools and some delicious little personalized journals oh and did I mention the antique spoon poetry?…too much fun!
WOW! and WHEW!
How could it get any better?
Welcome Happy Hour!
Carla Sonheim‘s class surpassed all expectations!
We started with warm up drawing exercises loosening up our hands as well as our inhibitions.
Class with Carla Sonheim
Then we moved on to making art books using watercolor paper:
Water Color with Carla
We did so much more art, but I am still compiling and editing pictures so you will have to be content with this much this week – stay tuned for the next installment!
When you read this we will be right in the middle of Art Camp for Women,
October Session, 2012!
As I write this there is a monumental stack of art supplies, table embellishments, convenience items etcetera building up in the garage waiting for the final van packing!
Stage 1 - From storage to the upstairs
Lorri Flint is double checking quantities and putting the final ingredients onto the grocery list. And I am typing last-minute reminders to the teachers, campers, chef and, last but not least, us!
Lorri is double checking the grocery list.
We are planning on having a giant art-slumber party with Carla Sonheim, Kelli Nina Perkins, our chef, the two of us and around 20 wildly excited women from all over the United States and Canada!
Hope you get to join us some day soon!
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