This week, campers explored tools and techniques for designing and building their own cityscapes, birdhouses and more!
Nicole Morelli and Mark Fairweather design and build a lot of the amazing things you can see around Great Ex. They took time out of their schedules to show campers a museum floor plan and talk about designing exhibits. They then invited campers to draft plans for a new exhibit!
Reading the book My Apron by Eric Carle inspired our youngest campers to decorate their own tool aprons. Of course they needed some tools to put in their aprons, so they explored using real tools and safety equipment.
Our youngest campers love to look at books for inspiration, information and ideas! Reading How a House is Built by Gail Gibbons helped them decorate and build their own houses.
Campers took a break from building to do a chalk cityscape art project that presented some challenges and produced some amazing results!
The older kids designed their own skyline on cardstock and then cut them out to make a template.
Once the templates were cut, campers then outlines the skylines in colored chalk on black construction paper. For the final touch, they used a smudging technique to make it look like the buildings were lit up.
Once the chalk was smudged, campers loved the finished product - it looked like they were glowing!
After the hard work of exploring new building and art tools and techniques, campers needed to cut loose a little!
Summer camp art explorations are made possible with the support of Creative Pinellas and the Pinellas County Board of County Commissioners.
Stay tuned next week as we go Under the Sea!