A Virtual Summer

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 texture! The box will have 5 fantastic projects, that come with five instructional videos, one for every day of the week. Included are Zoom classes Monday, Wednesday, and Friday mornings. Boxes will be available for contactless pick-up under the Glen Echo Park marquee Sundays from 10am-1pm. The box will be $125, Ages 6-12, Includes one box of art supplies, five instructional videos and Zoom classes Monday, Wednesday, and Friday, 10:00am-11:00am, Weeks of June 15-July 6 (August TBD)

Register here: glenechopark.org/classes

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Rolling into Summer with Color Wheels!

I couldn’t be more proud/happy/excited/nervous/ecstatic/ready to be back at the Decorative and Fine Arts Camp, and this time as the camp owner. Since my amazing mentor and talented sculptor Sinclair Hamilton retired I will now be running the Decorative and Fine Arts Camp under Emma Teaches Art LLC. and in partnership with Glen Echo.

So far the first two weeks were full, and full of fun. If you have been following me for years you’ve seen this project before, but here we have our first and signature camp project. The DFAC covers all sorts of art-making, and we start our week with painting. The color wheel project is also differentiated by campers ages and weeks of experience at the camp. This means that campers who have never been at DFAC before and are 7 and under start with “color wheel A”.

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Those campers who have never been at DFAC before and are 8 and up start with “color wheel B” a slightly more complicated version of the color wheel.

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The black Background is how we finish off the wheels!

Those campers who have been at DFAC before and have completed “color wheel B” move on to “color wheel C” a slightly more complicated version of “color wheel B,” but with the challenge of choosing their own colors, and this trend continues in color wheels “D,E,F”. (You get the idea)

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Finally, campers who have returned enough times to get to F then get to invent their own color wheel, shapes and all!

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Spring Retreat

Two weekends ago, when we had our first taste of Spring, I had the honor of attending our Junior Retreat. Even though I do not teach many juniors I knew a few through various school activities, and social action days. I can’t say much about the retreat, because it is meant to be a very sacred journey for the girls. However I did get to take an early morning walk before anyone else was up so that I could watch the sunrise on the Potomac. The Loyola Retreat Center in Faulkner Maryland was gorgeous. Here are the photos:

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