I’ve planned each day’s art activities with specific age groups in mind, starting with the youngest, ages 5-6, and ending with the oldest, ages 9-11. Each group explores various mediums and processes: finger paint, acrylic paint, watercolors, and pastels, used to create assemblages, clay reliefs, kites, stabiles, or mobiles.
The excitement of the five- and six-year-olds is contagious. The teen camp counselors match their energy, and the time seems to fly by. On Tuesday, these youngest campers arrived at 9 am and by Noon they’d completed four art projects, explored the Museum, eaten a whole watermelon, and flown a kite. Yes, all that in three hours.
Right now, I’m gearing up for Wednesday’s group of seven- and eight-year-old campers. They’re set to arrive at 9 am to start their full day of art camp. With our brilliant group of camp counselors helping, I know every day will be buzzing with bees, bugs, and botanicals.