Archive for May, 2010
I started with the idea of making a Tarot Deck out of an old set of flash cards that everyone has outgrown.
I masked all of the cards with the blue painter’s tape so I could keep the great green border and gesso all the cards with abandon. First problem? The tape would not come off the cards when the gesso dried. So I had to cut them apart one by one. Sigh – who knew?
Onward, I began painting over the gesso and nothing would stick – did I need to mix the gesso up? I then sanded the cards, about 10 of them, and began collaging.
1. We are smaller – we can accommodate a maximum of 20 women per camp session, so we are much quieter with less hustle and bustle.
2. We supply all the art materials – this allows you to try new art media using the best supplies available, without having to buy a bunch of stuff you may never use. And packing for camp is so easy!
3. We offer fewer classes than the larger art camp venues, but the campers get to try every one of them. At our week long Fall Camp we offer basic drawing, water color painting, plein air painting (water color) and composition. Then in the fabric arts we offer surface design, gel medium photo transfer, stamp making, embellishment and collage. Art journaling gives you a means to integrate your experiences at art camp with the rest of your life, and may well become your every day artistic expression. At the mini-camp we play in the same 3 media as in the longer camp, but the experience is compressed into less time.