First day of Craft Camp was a big mess. Paint was splatter everywhere! It was like a unicorn exploded on my front lawn. Which is great because it was a Jackson Pollock kind of day. =D
Taking on the role of Jackson Pollock, the kids found their inner artist and followed Jackson's "action painting" style to create a painting on canvas. Each canvas was painted with a blue background. Then the kids splattered any color they wanted on the canvas. The canvas are then going to be constructed together to make one unified painting to be donated to the children's hospital or another place. (I still have to figure that out) Once each kid created a piece of the painting, they got the chance to make their own to take home. We even talked about who Jackson Pollock was and how he created his work.
I must say, there was some kids who really got into it and it was interested to witness. One child placed his painting on the ground, like Jackson Pollock, and proceeded to fling paint at his canvas. It was awesome! It was like a dance.
Then the kids wanted to paint more so they grouped up and painted two large canvases for the big instillation painting. And those turned out amazing!!
I'm excited what the kids are going to offer on day #2 of Craft Camp.
Also this happened:
I am an artist who enjoys the outdoors and living in Michigan where I can live in all four seasons in one day. I love cake or anything that is sweet!