Growing in the Arts

August 9 – 24, 2013
Opening Reception & Fiesta Performance: Friday, August 9th from 5:30 – 8:00pm, performance at 6:00pm

"Growing in the Arts"

Students who created work during the seven weeks of Summer Art Camp will display their ceramics, sculpture, installation, painting, drawing and photography in this exciting exhibition!

Our gallery will be transformed by student artwork created over the seven weeks of Summer Art Camp! Join us for a celebration of our local youth’s artistic talents and hard work. Students who attended drum and dance week will perform their routines during the opening reception.

Youth Art Exhibition

We will be displaying work from the following weeks of camp:

Painting & Drawing
Students explored the basics of painting and drawing mediums through the eyes of inspirational artists and cultures. Mediums included pencil, oil pastels, watercolor, and tempera. Lessons focused on paint brush control, beautiful color blending, color mixing and textures.

Children explored the city of Milwaukee through their own viewfinder! Students received a digital camera for the week in order to learn the basics of photography, including lighting, view contrast, subject and composition.  They also had the opportunity to participate in group critiques with other students.

Fabric & Fiber Arts
During this week we explored the world of fibers! Students learned about fabric, wool, and yarn, from dyeing and sewing, to felting and weaving! Projects included batik fabric dyeing techniques, sewing your own shoulder pouch, needle felting small animal friends, and the creation of a collaborative weaving piece for our youth art exhibition.

Ceramics & Sculpture
Students explored basic clay building processes such as pinching, coiling, and slab-building. Each participant created their own ceramic pieces complete with colorful glazing layers that will be fired on-site at WPCA.

Art Spaces & Places
Experience the contemporary movement of installation art.  From concept to creation, students work together with artist instructors to transform the gallery through collaboration that encourages viewers to experience art in a new way! Participants gain inspiration from such contemporary artists as Christo and Jeanne-Claude, Ann Hamilton, and Anish Kapoor.

Drum & Dance
Students learned cultural dances from some of Milwaukee’s top performers!  Experience African and Latin traditions and rhythms during their performance at the opening reception of Growing in the Arts!

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