Instruction is provided for the beginner and the more advanced artist. Several shows are held throughout the summer allowing campers to display their artistic “creations”.
Arts & Crafts
“Cut and paste!” – this includes a wide range of activities such as painting and drawing, calligraphy, sewing, stitching, bead work, cutting, paper mache, and creative writing.
“Pinch a Pot, Throw a Vase!” – we use self-hardening “clay” which can then be painted. Campers can make pinch pots, bowls, coil pots, sculpture, etc., by hand or by using the potter’s wheel.
Fabric Painting & Silk Screening
“Show your designer flair!” – designs are painted onto the fabric of T-shirts and hats, bags, aprons and/or mats, using puffy and glitter fabric paints. Silk screening is open to campers ages 11 and older. They can create their own designs which are then transferred onto paper, fabric, etc., using the appropriate water-based ink.
“Diamonds (or beads) are a girl’s best friend!” – campers learn the basic techniques for making jewelry using bead-work, string and foil, and brass and copper wire and sheeting.
“A picture is worth a thousand words!” – open to campers age 11 and older, photography focuses on taking quality pictures of the natural environment. Black and white film is used, and the campers learn the developing and printing processes. Campers will also learn digital photography. All cameras provided.
“Sun catchers, boxes, & windows!” – open to campers age 11 and older, campers learn soldering techniques for connecting glass pieces. Beginners work with straight edges with more intricate projects available for advanced levels.
“Knock on wood!” – campers make trays, bird houses, and other decorative items which can then be painted and finished. They work with various soft and hard woods, and use hand tools, electric sanders, and IF QUALIFIED (and with the help and supervision of staff) power sanders and jig or band saws.