Below are a few more pictures from Art Camp last week. In addition to learning photography techniques and animation tools, students also used image altering programs like Photoshop and Picture Manager to create colorful and humorous images like those displayed below.
The following survey is for camp participants. The information collected will help me reflect on what I taught at the camp and how to improve it for future offerings. Please do not fill out unless you participated in the camp.
Today in camp, we focused on the art of a what makes a good and engaging video game before students decided which program they would like to use to design theirs. After designing their games, students will be able to play and test each others' creations. Only one more day left of camp!
Students worked on animation today during Art Camp. From flip books to stop motion and digital animation, students used teamwork and creativity to tell all kinds of stories (many including portals). Tomorrow we will venture into game design and Thursday will be spent exploring one or all of the topics covered during this camp in more detail.
Today students decided they did not want to be done learning things for the school year, so they came into my classroom and learned basic ideas and concepts concerning digital photography. This is my second year teaching the Digital Art and Animation Camp and the 12 participates worked on taking and editing pictures today. We talked about the ideas in the slideshow above before going outside and putting the concepts into practice. After taking many pictures, students shared their favorites and learned some basic editing using Photoshop, Sumopaint, and Picture Manager.
Tomorrow we will talk about animation and use various digital and traditional methods to create a slew of projects to share!
If you are interested in learning some additional skills, consider signing up for the Van Singel Summer Arts Camp!
I will be teaching a Digital Art and Animation session and Mrs. Marshall will be teaching a sculpture session for students ages 10-14!
For more information and to register - use the form below.
If you are interested in spending more than just an afternoon in the summertime making art, consider going to Blue Lake Fine Arts Camp.
This 11 day camp offers many opportunities for students to work with the Visual Arts materials of their choice as they explore nature and make friends with others in their age group.
The dates of the camps range from the end of June to the middle of August, with four camp sessions to choose from.
If you would like to recieve a scholarship for attendance, you may do so with a recommendation from me along with filling out this application.
BCFAB also helps provide camp scholarships to Arts students. See the below document for more information!
I know it seems kind of crazy to be even thinking about summertime, but it is only a few months away - so, for those of you still wondering what you are going to do with all of that time away from school, consider taking an art class!
There are several opportunities around the West Michigan and Grand Rapids Area for Art camps and Art classes that you can explore.
Each week I will feature one that you might enjoy checking out. For this week, consider taking a Camp class at the GRAM.
Teaching Visual Arts since 2004 and making images since picking up a crayon.