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
Welcome to Taking Flight, the new blog from the Museum of American Bird Art (MABA)! We look forward to sharing insights on a wide range of subjects, from the lives of bird artists to behind-the-scenes operations of the museum, and much more.
Sean Kent, MABA educator and camp director, will coordinate the effort. As the blog unfolds, you’ll find postings from various museum staff and volunteers, as well as visiting artists. Don’t miss the series by MABA Artist in Residence, Barry Van Dusen, who is traveling to Mass Audubon sanctuaries across the state, capturing the flora, fauna and landscape with his pencil and brush.
We hope you will participate, too, by sharing your thoughts with us. Let’s take flight together!