Arts and Crafts CampAt 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).........
7 yrs and up
Painting CampLast 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.
Monday to Friday