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 papiér 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 →
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 →
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 →
The beginning of the Carousel of Animals
This past week was a break from my 9 weeks of elementary aged campers and instead it was a week of large scale sculpture classes with 12-16 year old artists. This camp was called Carousel of Animals. I had 17 students ranging in age from eleven and a half to sixteen going on seventeen. They… Continue Reading →
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!