Carousel of Animals is Back!

One of the biggest Covid-19 related teaching losses I experienced was in March of 2020 when we left school for what we thought would be two weeks. My high schoolers at Stone Ridge had all just finished a magnificent round of giant chicken wire and papi√©r mache sculptures. They were gorgeous and ready for the… Continue Reading →

Carousel of Animals Camp

For one week every summer I will put a pause on my Decorative and Fine Arts Camp and switch gears. From 6-12 year olds come the 12-18 year olds. We spend an entire week creating large scale carousel animal inspired sculptures. The campers design their animals, I build them wooden armatures, and then they cover… Continue Reading →

Box Videos

Decorative and Fine Arts Camp: $75, Ages 6-12, Includes one box of art supplies, five instructional videos. This year the Decorative and Fine Arts Camp is coming to you… in a box! Your child can create fantastic objects, fossils, miniature clay sculptures, and color wheels on real canvas. Learn fundamentals like color, shape, line and… Continue Reading →

Summer Through a Screen

This summer I had to approach the Decorative Fine Arts camp with a new approach. Thanks to the global pandemic, camp was going to have to be online, and inspired by a few supply kit options I had seen in the past I immediately started thinking of ways to create a camp that came in… Continue Reading →

Summer Camps

I would like to introduce my latest art adventure: I am taking over the Decorative and Fine Arts Camp at Glen Echo! After years of running the camp, my esteemed colleague¬†and talented sculptor Sinclair Hamilton has retired to run his B&B in Hancock Maryland. I will now be running the camp through Emma Teaches Art… Continue Reading →

More Carousel

These pictures illustrate the intense process that the middle school and high school students went through to make their amazing sculptures. For the large scale animals it was a day of wrapping chicken wire around the armatures and creating the form, followed by papier-mache and then paint. For the mini carouselers it was modeling modeling… Continue Reading →

Even More Carousel!

Here are the final products of a week of very hard work. These students worked carefully and without much time. I am so proud of them and their finished works of art!

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