Camp this week may have been one day short (Happy 4th of July!), but it was long on fun, creativity and learning! This week's art activities combined with science and math explorations to create opportunities to discover new things and express ourselves in new ways.
This week's art exploration with artist Celia Colucci provided alternative ways of moving paint across paper individually and in small groups. "This week's exploration started with the idea that art is personal: one artist's tree will always be different than another artist's tree," explained Colucci. "This concept seemed to resonate with every camper; it was very rewarding to hear it reflected as they commented on each other's creations."
Campers also learned to identify realistic versus abstract art by studying paintings by artists such as Wyeth and Picasso. "Action Jackson" Pollock inspired the final project that campers did with Ms. Celia - collaborative shake painting!
With all of the energy and creative movement of this week's activities, it was a perfect week to invite Giving Tree Music to visit our campers and about 100 lucky museum guests!
Families visiting the museum really enjoyed the opportunity to learn something new together!
Mr. Steve and Mr. Paul made our campers and our museum visitors feel like rock stars!
All of these wonderful experiences are made possible with the support of Creative Pinellas and the Pinellas County Board of County Commissioners.
Our campers will really "dig" next week when our theme is Dino Dig! Stay tuned!