2019 Westbury Arts Camp- Week 3

Greetings Families!

Apologies for the late post.
Week 3 at camp was filled with self-portraits, musical improvisation, scene building, creating shadow puppets and using tile and grout to design a mosaic on a violin! Our shadow puppets will be used to incorporate drama to present a shadow puppet vignette. The violins, courtesy of Laconia Music in New Hyde park, will be a collaborative project that will include painting as well as mosaic. We are so looking forward to the finished pieces that will be on display at our camp Arts Celebration on 8/16!
Friday’s visiting artists were a huge hit! Mr. Alfred from Rhythomology had a large group of campers joining him and enjoying moving to different beats and rhythms. Alexander Lopez- Guevara, an amazing comic book artist, had a smaller but very enthusiastic 2 session class that will complete their project this Friday.
This coming week’s visiting artists include Andrew Culbreath, a young actor who will be leading the campers in some scenes from Beauty and the Beast using props and costumes!
Please remember to pick up an invite to our camp Arts Celebration on 8/16. All 2019 campers and their families are invited to our closing celebration. Please RSVP by August 1st.
Along with exhibits and performances, we will be unveiling our collaborative canvas mural that will be coordinated by Priya Shah, Executive Director of The Simple Good. Ms. Shah will be visiting us from Chicago for our last week at camp, to guide the campers in creating a mural that embodies their “simple good” and teaches us all how art can be an agent for social change.  I know I can’t wait to see what amazing ideas they come up with!
Enjoy the week!
Patty Eljaiek
Director | Westbury Summer Arts camp
VP, Programming Chair | Westbury Arts
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Patty was born in Colombia, S.A. and arrived in NY at the age of 3 with her mami. Embracing I Love Lucy, game shows, pop music and old school Hollywood, she’s more a child of Disney than Bolivar. Although her birth culture is sewn into the fabric of her everyday life, Patty’s American dream is still wrapped tightly around Frank Capra’s small town Utopia. Born into a family of artists and women inspires her to continue creating, in every way she can.