We have been having a fantastic week during our Natural Connections week at Camp. All the campers have been creating amazing art, learning about caterpillars, butterflies, and the process of metamorphosis. Come see all their amazing art displayed on Friday at 2:30 at our weekly art show. Here are some of the top moments from the week!
Top Moment #1: Making and painting masks
Top Moment #2: Making butterfly wings
Top Moment #3: Exploring the brook and catching crayfish
Top Moment #4: Catching Butterflies
Top Moment #5: Being excited about nature and creating art inspired by nature (and also catching cicadas!)
All the campers have been having a fantastic time this week, playing games, creating art inspired by our natural landscape, and exploring the sanctuary…with many special trips to the brook to catch crayfish and check on their crayfish houses. Here are some of the top moments from the week:
Moment #1: Weaving in the trees with natural materials
Moment #2: Building with natural materials
Moment #3: Exploring the brook and putting out crayfish houses
Here at the Wild at Art Camp, everybody has been having a lot of fun learning about pollinators, playing nature games (pin the antenna on the butterfly and the pollinator game created by counselor Amanda), and creating art inspired by nature. We have a few spots open for our last two sessions of camp. Check out some of the top moments from the week:
Moment #1: Creating nature journals
Moment #2: Creating an Eric Carle inspired basket of fruits that need pollinators
Moment #3: Using water and dye (sumagashi) to create amazing swirling paintings
Moment #4: Exploring in the sanctuary
Moment #5: Playing lots of games and cooling off on hot days
Moment #6: Learning watercolor techniques by painting an apple (needs pollinators)!
Moment #7: Being collaborative like bees and painting!!!!
Campers have been having a great week during the Wild Photography Camp session. We’ve been having lots of fun learning about photography, creating art, and exploring the sanctuary. Check out our post on the campers building the cameras. Here are the top moments from the week:
Moment #1: Painting with light (seriously)
Moment #3: Silkscreen and watercolor of an Audubon Owl Print
Learn, Create, and Express! Today, we kicked off our Wild Photography week at the Wild at Art Summer Camp. Campers spent the morning building their own digital camera, which they will use during the week to learn more about the art of photography. Camper build and use a bigshot camera, which was developed by Shree Nayar, a computer science professor at Columbia University.
By building the camera, they will learn about how gears work, how power is generated, and the physics behind digital photography. Check out this gallery of the cameras being put together:
Campers have been having a great week during the Take Flight session. We’ve been having lots of fun learning about birds, creating bird inspired art, and exploring the sanctuary. During the week, campers loved our visit from the internationally renowned Caterpillar Lab from Keene, New Hampshire, and printmaking workshop with the amazing Sherrie York. Here are the top moments from the week:
Moment #1: Fantastic Charcoal Drawings with our artist Katie Buchanan
Moment #2: Collecting natural materials for leaf prints in their nature journal
Moment #3: Nature Hikes and Scavenger Hunts
Moment #4: Creating art using the process of suminagashi
Excitement permeated through the Wild at Art Summer Camp on Thursday July 17 because artist Sherrie York, an internationally renowned printmaker, stopped by and taught all the campers a little about the art of printmaking.
Since this was during the Take Flight week, all the campers made prints that were inspired by the different textures of bird feathers. Each group of campers started off in our fantastic exhibition “The Birds of Trinidad and Tobago” and looked at the different types of feathers found on the different birds. Next, they created a relief print on foam board and then created ink prints. Check out all the fun.
Campers with Sherrie York checking out the different types of feathers
During the Earthworks camp session from August 3 – 7, campers will experience the natural world in new ways by creating landscape art with natural materials. Each camper will engage with their natural environment in many creative activities guided by caring and well-trained camp counselors. Find out more about the Wild at Art camp and download the camp brochure.
Camper creating landscape art with pine cones and other natural materials
Campers will use nature as their canvas and create inspiring works of art. During the Earthworks week, campers will
Have lots of fun planning and building with natural materials throughout the nature sanctuary
Develop their problem solving skills while designing and creating their works of art
Expand their creativity and vision
Develop friendships and increase their confidence by creating landscape art