Week Two of Camp Creativity was jam-packed with lots of creative energy! This week marked the opening of two new camp locations at the Hill Center and Capitol Hill Day School. Keep reading to see what our campers have been up to!


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One student’s wire portrait.

This week at THEARC, our campers created different self-portraits, focusing on the linear qualities of the face, exploring color, and experimenting with scale. Each student also focused on an animal, creating their own sculptural representations and three dimensional habitats. Trips to the National Gallery of Art and the Zoo provided campers with plenty of inspiration for their work!

Hill Center

Our adventurous Hill Center campers had a busy first week in Pirates and Parrots, Artful Antics, and Creature Creations. Campers in Pirates and Parrots worked hard this week to create wonderfully creative, pirate-themed art! Treasure maps, parrots, telescopes and more! They learned about pirates and the things they use and see while voyaging out on the ocean. In Artful Antics, campers explored a variety of artistic techniques including mixing paint, creating collages, constructing three-dimensional works, and drawing. Our Creature Creations campers learned about different countries and the kinds of wildlife that live in each place. Using a variety of media, they created beautiful artwork based on their “travels!”


This week in our Fashion Fit to Print class at Capitol Hill Day School, campers learned to draw figure models and went on to illustrate their own fashion collections. These new fashionistas transformed their illustrations to print and created their own fashion magazine covers.  Look out, Anna Wintour!


Week Two campers at Georgetown really worked their imagination in Modern Masters, Mermaids and Monsters, Story Illustration, and Things that Fly. Campers in Modern Masters explored the colorful world of Vassily Kandinsky, floated away on a lily pad in Monet’s garden, and enjoyed a visit with Picasso. Our Mermaids and Monsters class set off on a quest to save the kingdom. Along the way, our heroes encountered green knights and other unusual beings. In Story Illustration, campers read stories about blue dogs and princesses, which inspired them to illustrate their own adventures. Campers in Things that Fly explored art and science. Inspired by the movie “Up,” they took to the sky in their own mini flying balloon houses.


Campers in Studios C and D got to work in Magazine Launch, Clay: Coil and Compress, Sculptural Concepts, and Paley Palooza. Our Magazine Launch campers got a taste of the elements of design, illustration, and typography and used their newly-acquired skills to design a travel-themed magazine spread. In Clay: Coil and Compress campers began experimenting with clay, creating forms based on ideas, and even made plaster casts to create molds. Our Sculptural Concepts class learned some hand building techniques including pinching, coil building, and slab building. Campers also did figure studies in clay and tried their hand at wheel throwing. Our Paley Palooza class drew inspiration from the Corcoran’s current exhibition of Albert Paley’s work as well as their trip to the US Botanical Gardens. The class used recycled items and a variety of media to create original and organic works of art.

Week two seemed to go by in the blink of an eye! But there are many weeks ahead of us and still plenty of time to register for Camp Creativity. For more information about registration, please visit http://www.corcoran.org/family/camps.