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What Splendour Is Created in Summer Art Camp.

Updated on May 5, 2010
Danielle with a Peek-A-Boo hat wall mask she made.
Danielle with a Peek-A-Boo hat wall mask she made.
a closeup of Danielle's wall mask
a closeup of Danielle's wall mask
Kelsey with a custom designed skate board-(upside down??-LOL
Kelsey with a custom designed skate board-(upside down??-LOL
Emily with a fairy and elf watercolor
Emily with a fairy and elf watercolor
Megan with a hand scuplted clay art pallette
Megan with a hand scuplted clay art pallette
Emily with a peek-A-Boo Hat pin she made
Emily with a peek-A-Boo Hat pin she made
A student with a glass dome night light with moon sculpture attached
A student with a glass dome night light with moon sculpture attached
A student with a ocean watercolor
A student with a ocean watercolor
Sarah, her mom and I making a Large gingerbread house
Sarah, her mom and I making a Large gingerbread house
A student with a handpainted jewelry cabinet
A student with a handpainted jewelry cabinet
a wall mask by a fifth grader
a wall mask by a fifth grader
a collection of cheerful daisies by a fourth grader
a collection of cheerful daisies by a fourth grader
A diorama of Jackie Kennedy remodeling at the white house
A diorama of Jackie Kennedy remodeling at the white house
A students clay pot with lighthouse-oceanic theme
A students clay pot with lighthouse-oceanic theme
A portraitb of Sarah's best friend
A portraitb of Sarah's best friend
A snow globe scupture by Sarah
A snow globe scupture by Sarah
The same snow globe figurines just befoe the glass dome was put on with the water and glitter added.
The same snow globe figurines just befoe the glass dome was put on with the water and glitter added.
A necklace by a fifth grader
A necklace by a fifth grader
A self portrait by a fourth grader Sarah P.
A self portrait by a fourth grader Sarah P.
Kelsey's self portrait
Kelsey's self portrait
A witch made by a third grader
A witch made by a third grader
A self baby portrait by Danielle
A self baby portrait by Danielle
A wall sculpture by Sarah K.
A wall sculpture by Sarah K.
A lovely nautical themed boat knic-knac holder by a fifth grader
A lovely nautical themed boat knic-knac holder by a fifth grader
A ist graders parrot and fruit out of sculpey clay
A ist graders parrot and fruit out of sculpey clay
A Thanksgiving decoration made out of beans and seeds
A Thanksgiving decoration made out of beans and seeds
One of my boy studnts who did some fish plaques in miniature.
One of my boy studnts who did some fish plaques in miniature.
A first grader's sculpture of a clown and his dog
A first grader's sculpture of a clown and his dog
A farm in 3-D and A loghthous and harbor in 3_d..the farm was by a kindergardner, and the lighthouse was by a third grade boy.
A farm in 3-D and A loghthous and harbor in 3_d..the farm was by a kindergardner, and the lighthouse was by a third grade boy.
A closeup of the farm
A closeup of the farm

 

What Splendor Is created in Summer Art Camp

   

 

4:30 p.m.
and the kids

have all been
brushed off and

erased from my studio
by the Parental taxis
humming just outside.

 
Jars of multi-colored water
bathe painted handles,
as camel and squirrel
get long soaks
in the hair wash
all Grumbachers endure.


Half finished projects
lean left or right
as if awaiting the next
carefully pressed
fingerprints sculpting
them into life.


Paper towels lie
in various damp positions
bearing the pigments
of wiped off imaginations.


Smocks drape themselves
casually over the chairs
spattered and spent
much like myself.


I am enjoying a brief respite
until 9:00 a.m. tommorrow
when budding artist will
once again take root here
and pollinate under a
sprinkling of my thoughts.

 

Here then is a small portion

of what the kids rendered

under my guidance

in the summers they spent

on imagination island.

 

Where palms swayed over

damp clay and tropical colors

swam backstrokes and

washed over the canvas of their minds.

 

Kids from first through fifth grade

discovering the joy of just

making something from

raw materials into

a finished masterpiece.

 

There is no greater Joy

for a teacher of art

then the wide smiles

fingerpainted on the

bright young faces

of children one has

attempted to inspire.

 

Please enjoy and appreciate

this miniature art show

by many students

some of whom wenrt on to

become film producers

animation artist

and housewives with an itch

to create beauty in between

the daily tasks of raising a family.

 

Art is great therapy for all children

i have worked with chidren who have

had aspergers, O.C.D.

A.D.D.

even a a blind student

who still managed with her

extremely limited vision

working inches from the paper

 to create exquisite work.

 

Art is pretty much being

 phased out in elementary schools

they get one semester in many places

to discover the joys of it.

you should enroll your kids

in an extracurricular art program

and watch how satisfying it can be

when they come running out with projects

 they never dreamed they could make.

 

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~©- MFB III

ArtWhimsically Yours Studio

 

 



 

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      Micky Dee 

      8 years ago

      Just as I thought! You're a positive force for good in the world! Dude- you are so cool! Thanks MFB!

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