Tuesday, 25 February 2014

Galloping in at the last second with stuff for crafty kids to do during March Break

For kids who don't want to spend their whole March Break doing, and parents who don't want their kids spending all March Break not doing, I'm offering two, half day March Break Camp programs.  Arts and Crafts in the morning from 10-12, and Painting Camp will be from 1-3:30 in the afternoon. If you need lunch supervision, arrangements can be made with helpful teen, Robyn. As with all the camps, the focus is on fun, creativity, and following the child's lead.

Arts and Crafts Camp

At Arts and Crafts Camp we will be doing a little of everything. I thought we would start with these adorable bendy dolls, then make some clothes, furniture, and accessories for them. We will spend a day sewing up a great stuffie, and we will pull out the paints for a day and make an 'about me canvas'. We'll finish up the week with what ever strikes our fancy, either revisiting something we really enjoyed from earlier in the week, or doing something new that we want to try. (I'm making a list in my head as I type this, and it's extensive, because there's always more crafts).........
 March 10-14
7 yrs and up


Painting Camp

Last year, I took my then 11 year old son on a teaching job where the activity would be doing a multi-media painting on canvas. While I set up, he took one of the canvases and started to play with the paint, he was playing and exploring and really enjoying himself experiencing the moment. But as with many things, something happened and he didn't like the result, and he painted a big X on the painting. I, of course being his mother, kept the painting because, 1. he doesn't make a lot of art for me to keep, and 2.  I, unlike him, really like it. When I look at that painting now and think back on that day I always think, what if he could have tried again the next day and the next day and the next day. Wouldn't he approach the whole idea of painting differently? Wouldn't he leave the judgement behind and try, experiment, and explore without worry? So that is what we are going to do at Painting Camp. We are going to paint, and paint and paint. All so we can try everything we ever wanted to do with paints, we will have the time and opportunity to try.

If you look under the X you can see what a cool painting that was happening.
Monday to Friday
March 10-14