Looking for a fun and creative way for your kids to spend their summer? Look no further than the Deco Arts Camp! This exciting summer camp, designed for children aged 6-12, offers a wide range of art activities, from silk-screen printing to Suminagshi paper decoration, color wheel paintings on canvas, ceramic sculptures, and more! Running... Continue Reading →
Grade Five Assemblage Vibes
This year my 5th-grade artists looked at the work of Louise Nevelson and Betye Saar. Inspired by their work with found objects we started our own collection of bits and bobs. Each student started out with a cardboard base for stability and then we learned all about composition. We played with how we would arrange... Continue Reading →
Second Grade Leaf Plates
In Second Grade we started our ceramics unit by tying in their number corner's look at pinnate vs. palmate leaf types. The resource I used from the American Museum of Natural History's website is here. We left our campus and explored the amazing Capital Crescent Trail as a class. We collected various pinnate and palmate... Continue Reading →
Marbelizing Paper With Miss Katie!
Marbelized paper has always been a feature of the Deco Arts Camp, and I mean always. When Sinclair Hamilton founded the Decorative and Fine Arts Camp, now Deco Arts Camp, marbleizing paper was a project that was done from the beginning. Still, it's probably one of the projects that has also changed the most. We... Continue Reading →