We had four campers. Their artistic fortes spanned from sculpture to painting to beautiful wire work. During this week, I exposed the kids to sculpture, painting, vision boards, candle-making, book making and jewelry making. I realized the need for me to recognize natural talents and feed them. I had all the resources to feed their talents and passions.
|Sasank was a natural painter and sculptor.|
Kara was hungry for the overall experience. She wanted to DO everything.
Evan was a natural wire sculptor and made about a dozen beautiful wire and gemstone rings.
Srikar loved to write and found his passion in book-making. His story is handwritten and at about 40 pages so far.
Jena and Kieran are visual artists and absolutely thrive in sculpture, drawing and painting. Their talent is such a gift to the world.
|Wire figure with sword by Evan.|
The second week of Camp Dragon brought six new artists with new personalities and passions.
I had a feeling we were going to need squirt guns.
|I told Nick that this might be the last year he can hold his cousin, Aidan on his lap|
so he should just GO WITH IT.
|Jairo loved the playtime with all the other kids|
|Hall of paintings|
|Sofia was a skilled and gifted sculptor|
|Nick sculpted and painted these three pieces.|
|Chris was an inspired sculptor.|
|Kieran and Jena drew these dragons in about ten minutes on the first day of the first week, We turned them into awards during week two.|
|Sofia painted beautifully!|
|Claire painted this amazing abstract which reminded me so much of her- carefully planned out, executed with control; calming and full of love.|
|Aquatic Wolves by Sofia|
|This is my FAVORITE painting by Kieran.|
|Jena's incredible study of the trolls of Homestuck, all free drawn by a self-taught artist!|
|This says "The planet does not need more 'successful' people..."|
|Art takes many forms|
|We had a movie afternoon and I brought out every sleeping bag in our arsenal.|
|We made a "measurement wall" where everyone was measured.|
Part of what I do well is quickly implementing ideas. Kieran said, "we should measure everybody" and within three minutes, we had a measurement wall.
This floor is a place to socialize as much as it to express ones self. The cacophony of colors may be unnerving for some, but I LOVE it. I get to touch the moments left by various kids. I always have them sign their name and write their age on each drawing.
|The floor in our garage is a palate.|