Week 2 of Summer Art Camp was just as lively as the first week of camp, with inspiring creativity from the kids and energy all around. This week focused on the exciting process of Book Art.
Kindergarten-5th grade focused making their own paper to use in sketchbooks which they compiled themselves. This process was a little messy but a lot of fun!
The kids making their own pulp for paper.
The K-1 class having fun while making art!
After making the pulp, the kids began drawing in their sketchbooks to create some ideas for their final Accordion books. They gathered inspiration from outside the classroom, different books they enjoy and different animal characters they have read about.
Getting inspiration from the heart ornaments* hanging in our garden space!
The 2nd graders getting creative with Miss Lissa leading the way.
After the kids sketched their ideas, they then created an accordion book, using the same skills they learned from compiling their sketchbooks. These accordion books showed detailed narratives centered around their characters they developed during the first 3 days of camp.
The 3-4th graders jumped right in and worked hard to make their books.
The 5th graders completed very unique drawings and sketches to add to their masterpieces.
The 6th-11th graders had very similar projects as the younger students, but dedicated a day to creating Fan Zines.
The older kids were busy drawing and using water colors to create their books.
The Fan Zines were made the same way as the sketchbooks were, but rather than sticking to drawing and water color to complete the project, the kids added cutouts from magazines and other 3-D inspiration to construct the final piece of the week.
The books and Fan Zines looked great!
“I liked doing the accordion book in art camp because I like drawing things and making stories“- Maya Mehta, 9
This week was filled with great artists full of enthusiasm! We can’t wait to see what next week brings when we delve into the world of mixed media!
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