When planning for a week of camp, we most often ask ourselves, “What would we want to make… not just at 8, or 12, or 16, but now?” What frequently follows is a mash-up of memories, internet-travels, and long sought after wishes. This time around, after much consideration over what’s camp-week-worthy, and what’s super-awesome-camp-week-worthy, we have landed on our very first Spring Camp lineup:
Week 1: MATRYOSHKA DOLL CAMP
March 25 – 29
The nesting dolls that are so popular among Russians and artists alike, will be the focus of our first week of Spring Camp. While designing and painting a set of five dolls, each camper will be pushed to think beyond the traditional dolls, and find interesting ways for the dolls to interact with each other. The dolls could become members of a favorite band, or family portraits, or cartoon monsters… the sky’s the limit. Throughout the process, campers will be instructed on painting techniques andwill be expected to take their art to a new level of detail and execution. Book Here.
Week 2: SKATEBOARD ART CAMP
April 1 – 5
With the time, skill, and level of craftsmanship that goes into many skateboards, we believe they qualify as moving pieces of art. And for a whole week of camp, we will delve into the culture and design elements that have held our attention for decades. Each camper will be given one skateboard deck to work with and helped along the way with instruction on different styles, composition and painting. At the end of the week, campers will walk away with a finished deck that can be hung as a masterpiece, or transformed into a personalized form of transportation. Book Here.
We want to give a big shout out to all of you who stopped by to help us paint our six mini murals about Highland Park. It was so fun and lovely to see both old friends and new faces we look forward to seeing again. There is still a lot of painting to go before the murals are finished, so we’ll be working on them each day… a little bit at a time. If the mood strikes, and you’d like to come paint with us, we have open studio Wednesday, Thursday and Friday mornings.