Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Art Camp 2011

This year 19 young artists joined me for all or part of a sunny week in August making amazing creations in my studio garage. Art Camp is a fundraiser for the Togo Well Project, an effort started in 2005 to help bring clean drinking water to rural villages in Togo, West Africa. This year's camp raised just over $400 and plans for a well in the village of Tomegbe will begin this fall!
We would start each day with drawing in our sketchbooks,
or making fantastical creations out of recycled materials.
Mornings were also spent in the clay studio making pots, birds and masks.

We had fabulous lunchtime sing-alongs with Tristan who makes us new songbooks each year!
The afternoons were spent at the park or learning how to stilt walk...
and to double dutch! A HUGE thank you to Natalie and Kelsey, my amazing student volunteers!
We had some new campers this year,
and some very special out of town guests...
Lots of smiles, lots of new friends and lots of fun. Thanks everyone for such a great week!