My boys, especially Andrew, loves art! If he has some time to kill he can generally be found sitting at the kitchen table with his art supplies out and some nice white paper. So they decided to have an Art Camp for boys at our house before school started this summer. I asked an ‘art teacher’ friend of mine to help out … we had 10 boys and her two girls and we had a blast!
We used a pirate theme for the party and picked out art projects every day that went with that theme. Everything seems to work better when you have a theme!
Each day before we started they filled in the ‘person’ drawing. I simply took white card stock and drew the beginning of an outline for a person (see the black lines below) then they added the face hair and other details. I love these! The theme for their drawing the first day was pirates of course.
Next we dove into our paper mache cannon ball project. it was a mess but it was fantastic!
For most, it was their first try at paper mache and the only thing I would do different is put more newspaper on the floor!!
ready for paint!
Next we worked on our sunset/pirate ship pictures. A coffee filter, a paper plate, food coloring and black paper….
We put a little food coloring in a cup of water and gave everyone a straw to drip it on the coffee filter.
Then we cut out the black art that we had copied.
A little glue finishes the project!
Photo tips: It is hard to take good shots indoors with not so great light. The best tip is to keep the flash off. Try looking for the auto no-flash setting on your camera and see how that works. Remember to keep the shutter speed up so the photos aren’t blurry.
Stay tuned for Day Two of Art Camp!