Going on vacation is a great thing. It renews your energy, lets you learn new things and generally provides a much needed break from our daily life! It would be easier though if it wasn't so much work to actually get out the door for the anticipated event. Enjoy your vacation time with your family and friends this summer and I will see you when I get back. P.S. I will take some good arty photos and try to find some good projects to share with you.
With the first three weeks of camp under our belts, the kids so far have painted beautiful doll furniture, created a magical fairy tree (complete with fairies), followed Andy Warhol's lead and made their own version of his iconic style of painting. We are looking forward to the next two weeks where science experiments rule and Hello Kitty is in the house. We will go on treasure hunts while making art and our American Girl dolls will throw a birthday bash!
There are many ways to spend your summer vacation, but mine would be making memorable art projects with old and new friends. If you can't find the time to do an art camp, stop by, paint a cool piece of pottery and relax a little. Before you know it Summer will have slipped away...
This word is used quite a bit when making art. It makes sense when you think of actual drawing and creating perspective or when you are painting something and change your point of view. By actually moving the piece or even getting up, standing or kneeling, a different way of seeing is created. Why is this helpful? Well, when we look at on object or a problem or even a person we get a new view of situation. In the case of painting a piece of pottery you can see places that you missed. If it is a problem, you might find the solution by taking it out of the context of how you normally think. And if it is a person who is different than you, a new perspective can give you insight into why they do what they do and how your reactions to it might be perceived as either helpful or hurtful.
Just think of perspective next time you need a fresh view of art and life!
You are never to old to learn new tricks, the old phrase goes. Well, I think that is a very true statement because if you are reading this blog right now then you are part of my new trick! I've never been very techie and quite frankly it was easier to refer any computer problem to my kids! Over the years our web site has been created and maintained by two very creative women, Ann and Susan. They worked their techie magic and got all the information to the website so you could participate in programs at our studio. So perhaps it was creative envy or just the need to learn a new skill, I took on the task of recreating the website to reflect our new commitment to fun programs, great birthdays and super summer camps. My daughter, Katie, got me started on this new adventure and after many months of creative brainstorming our new site was born on May 10, 2013. It is quite exciting to have the site up and running and I hope you enjoy this interactive site. I can now make changes at the drop of a hat. So, check back often, as well as follow us on twitter at Wonderworksart or on Facebook at wonderworksartstudio. Happy Creating!