Chloe Warfield, a 10-year-old Spring 2012 Camp ArtyFact participant, blogs about her experiences in classes “3-D and Beyond” and “Graphics, Graffiti and Calligraphy,” and about anticipating Summer Camp ArtyFact.
In 3-D class I did 3-D art paper cubes. This is interesting because it seems like a game. You can roll to a picture or a number and find a matching picture or number.
You will notice that I love owls and I will probably talk about owls a lot in my blog.
The second thing I did was owls in a coffee shop. This is fun because I love creating things with clay and especially owls. This is how I made my owl out of clay. You draw or do the clay in a Pac-man ghost. Then for the eyes you draw two big circles, and then in the middle of the eye you draw two smaller circles. You draw a rectangle for the nose and for the wings you draw two triangles. The toes are two or three zig zag lines depending on the size of the owl.
We also created 3-D pillows. Of course since I love owls my 3-D pillows were owls. One was the mommy and one was the baby owl.
The fourth thing I did was Native American headband and vest art. The Native Americans put a red dot on their headdress or vest to symbolize how many enemies they killed successfully and I added a hundred red dots to my vest and headdress.
In blog class we cut pictures out of a magazine and blogged about the subject.
We also did graffiti monsters. We had wet ink and put dots all over the paper. We blew the wet ink and then drew around the dots to make monsters or things. The things that I made were a witch, a scary face, flying skateboards, more owls, wolf and a hairy leg with a shoe on its foot.
We went to the permanent exhibit, “A Kentucky Journey,” and we looked at writing because we were writing like they would have written in past times and we were making posters about the UK ballgames. My poster said, Kansas vs Kentucky at 9:30.
We also went to an exhibit called the “Hall Of Governors.” We were suppose to write about one of them. I chose Martha Layne Collins. She was the first woman governor. I learned that Martha Layne Collins was born Dec. 7, 1936. She was the state of Kentuckys 56th governor from 1983 to 1987. Prior to her election as governor, she was the 48th Lieutenant Governor of Kentucky, under John Y Brown Jr. As of 2012, she is the only woman to have been a governor of Kentucky. Her election made her the highest-ranking Democratic woman in the US. I wrote about her using calligraphy writing.
I really want to do this again because I really loved it. I loved doing the graffiti monsters and the calligraphy pens. I would recommend this camp to everyone who reads this blog.