Summer is here again, and so is Camp Creativity! On Monday we kicked off our eight-week art camp at three locations – Downtown, Georgetown, and THEARC. Off to a strong start, our talented young artists got busy creating magnificent and original works of art. Keep scrolling to take a peek at what our campers have been up to this week!

THEARC

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Campers testing out their creations.

This week at THEARC campers made their own passports, flags, masks and other artworks as they learned about the different artistic styles of different cultures. They also learned about the early modern art movement and the beginning of abstraction, creating abstract paintings inspired by the artists that redefined art. Take a look at some of this week’s work below in our THEARC Virtual Gallery.

Georgetown

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Camper with her masterpiece.

At our Georgetown campus this week, Studios A and B participated in Masterful Masks, Just Add Water, Food for Thought, and Studio Bead. In Masterful Masks, campers created their own masks inspired by those from cultures around the world. Our Just Add Water campers learned about the unique effects of watercolor paint, applying a variety of techniques and skills to their own works of art. In Food for Thought, campers created delicious works of food-related art, drawing inspiration from 20th-century masters. In Studio Bead, campers got to work designing and creating their own beaded jewelry. Check out the work of our Georgetown campers in the Virtual Gallery below!

Downtown

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Camper surveys her negatives from the day.

At our Downtown location, Studios C and D explored a range of art mediums in Darkroom Decoded, Sculptural Concepts, and Magazine Launch. Campers in Darkroom Decoded shot and developed their own black and white film photographs. Our campers in Sculptural Concepts got their hands messy, learning techniques for molding and manipulating clay to create three-dimensional ceramic works. The theme of the week in Magazine Launch was “Food Faves.” Campers created “dummy” magazine covers and spreads inspired by their favorite foods using skills in design, illustration, and typography.

Time flies when you’re having fun, and we’re having a ball here at Camp Creativity.  If you know a child interested in joining in on all of the creativity going on here, there’s still time to register for the coming weeks.  For more information, please visit http://www.corcoran.org/family/camps.