American Adventures at Great Explorations

Five different states were highlighted during this week of summer camp with art and science activities relating to each. When learning about New York the children had the opportunity to experiment with pretend snow. Ms. Celia taught the children about pop artist and New York native, James Rizzi and helped the children learn to replicate his famous "Rizzi Bird" paintings using oil pastels and watercolor.

When asked about this week's guided art activity Celia said "we used a pretty precise step-by-step process to draw the outlines of our birds. The campers were then encouraged to use their creativity to give each bird it's own characteristics. It was apparent in the end that each bird had quite a personality!" 

Children painted pretend walk of fame stars when learning about California and Hollywood, and decorated backpacks while learning about The Grand Canyon and other National Parks in Arizona. We ended the week learning about our home state of Florida, visited a Tampa Bay Rays baseball game, and made posters about our favorite summer camp memories!

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These experiences were all made possible with the support of Creative Pinellas and the Pinellas County Board of County Commissioners. Next week during the last week of summer, watch as the children's imaginations come to life during this Imagination Station themed camp.