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Think BIG Art Camp: Day 1

June 20, 2017

A new week - a new camp!

 

Today kicked off our Think BIG Art Camp! During this week our main focus will be making a BIG mess! This afternoon we will focus on painting using tools other than brushes!

 

I can't wait to get our hands dirty!

Day 1: 

 

 

*Studio Exploration*

 

For some of our campers, today was their first time in our studio space. The group was quite curious!

 

 

Chalkboard illustrations on the porch!

 

Messy hands are some of my favorite things!!! :-) 

 

 

*Glitter Paint Bombs*

 

 

Bath Scrunchies + Glitter + Paint = MESSY FUN!

 

 

Of course sometimes our hands are more fun to use as paint brushes!

 

 

 

*Painting with Tools We Can Find at Home*

 

 

Instead of normal paintbrushes we experimented with using toothbrushes, combs, and forks to paint!

 

 

We have quite a few siblings in our camp this week. It was heartwarming to see them work together and help each other!

 

 

 

*Creative Play*

 

We took advantage of the BEAUTIFUL day today and played outdoors. During this time, the campers discovered the tires and wooden planks in our yard...

 

 

...which encouraged our campers to practice their balancing skills.

 

 

Observing their play, we decided to add gutters and balls. 

 

 

They tested new ways to get the ball through the tunnel. 

 

 

The campers discovered that the ball wouldn't go through the tunnel on its own - it needed some help. By moving the tunnel up and down the ball would find its way out. 

 

 

One camper used our steps to help her ball go through the tunnel. She predicted that being up high would help move the ball. 

 

 

However, to her dismay something w