Art Camp In Brief

I have just a second today to report a little about Lucas’s Art Camp. Today is day 4 and he is LOVING it. He has several friends from his class in camp with him this week (Mitchell, Sofia, Ripley, and Eric). Every day they start the day by drawing a chalk mural together. I got to see yesterday’s mural. It was an underwater scene.

The theme for camp this week is Native American crafts and village building. Each day they are told a Native American story and do a special craft project. The first day they worked with clay and made “pinch pots” and snakes. The second day they made “God’s-eyes” with sticks and yarn. Yesterday Lucas came home with a beautiful Navajo sand painting. It’s very attractive and has cornmeal dusted onto the painting. He said the other kids painted deer and bears, in keeping with the Indian theme, I think. For a reason he did not explain, he painted a pelican. I guess the boy is a California native through and through ….

Today’s project is something called “mud ponies.” I have no idea what this might be and neither does Lucas. I am not sure yet how the “village building” will come in.

In addition to artistic activities, the children are enjoying stories, music with rhythm instruments, songs, nature games, snack time, and free play time. The teacher’s yard is lovely and has a big rope swing. 

I’m so grateful he gets to do this camp! He’s really loving it. Next week’s theme is Mask making with myths from Africa, Greece, and China.

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