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Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Arnold Art Camp session 1

I finally did it! I finally made my dreams of an art camp a reality. I have been compiling a list of artsy ideas since I became a teacher in 1996. About 5 years ago I started a blog post, Summer Bucket List,  so I could keep all those ideas together-I kept losing my lists and starting them all over. Then 3 years ago I started thinking about how I really needed to make an effort to DO these activities with my kids, especially since my oldest is passionate about art. I came up with a plan to invite friends over for art camp, but with Spencer being a nursing newborn, and the other kids being 2, 4, and 5, I knew it was not going to happen that year. The next year my dad lived with us so there was no way I could manage. Last year I rewrote the plan (must have lost the original). I was still too nervous to make it happen. This year I told a friend she should make her fun summer activities available to friends as a "camp" and then I realized if she could do it, I can do it. I sat down with my LONG list of ideas and my calendar and went to work planning.

Jane and George at the Pre-school center
Starting the canvas art-one of my favorite projects


Rosary hangers- I am going to make one myself.

Don't they look great? They aren't even finished. We left the tape on til the paint was completely dry.

Lots and lots of sand art.

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