2018 - Westbury Arts - Summer Arts Camp - Week 4

Westbury Summer Arts Camp: Week 4

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We have two weeks left of summer art camp and still have so much more to explore!

Portraits were celebrated in art as well as photography this week.

Ms. Marie went back in art history to visit Picasso for a lesson on Cubism. Ms. Erin looked at the works of 2 contemporary artists – Manny Robertson and Daisy Patton. You can see more of their work here.

Campers were able to draw their own portraits using a mirror reflection and photographs. They used art tissue to paint their portraits and a variety of medium to color over their photo portraits in the style of the contemporary artists they were introduced to.

Sculpture included completing their clay coil pots by adding an ink resist technique and mixed media finish. Campers also continued building their trees and today they really stretched their idea of what makes art, by making up-cycled necklaces using floppy discs, film strips and brads!

In Music, Ms. Briana used Soundtrap software to capture the campers arrangements of different instruments to create a new collaborative composition. In doing so, they built on musical themes they were introduced to in their drumming workshop.

Our returning workshops presenter, Ms. Valerie from 3R Sewing helped everyone complete their totes using their hand screened and printed canvas.

Last but not least, everyone enjoyed Casey Bond’s drumming workshop and were able to take a turn using different percussion instruments!

We will be announcing our plans for the end of camp celebration next week, thanks to all who expressed their preferences. For those of you who have not been able to let us know, the dates available for a family celebration are Thursday 8/16 , 6 pm-7:30 pm OR Friday 8/17, same time. Please let me know if you would be able to attend either day. If your child will not be attending the week of 8/13- 8/16, please let me know ASAP.

I hope you are enjoying the photos, here are some more. 🙂

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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.