We believe that a truly interesting work of art, starts with a plan. Or a lot of plans, actually. We don’t want to start painting something until we know exactly what it’s going to look like. So early this week we’ve pinpointed our Matryoshka Doll themes and sketched out our ideas. Take a look:
As we prepare for our Spring Camp, and seek a few ounces of internet inspiration, we’ve been sifting through hundreds of examples of Matryoshka Dolls. Somewhere along the way, we ran across Irene Hwang, and our collective hearts skipped a beat. Her pop culture infused dolls are loaded with lovely details that deliver the goods to even the most ardent film, music, and art fans. We are so keen on the dolls, we couldn’t help sharing a few:
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.