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31 Aug 2017

Summer Fun Times

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Before we get too caught up with the rush of the new school year, the changing of seasons and the holidays, it’s a good time to reflect on the fun that we had here in the studio this summer!

There were some updates to our most popular summer program, Double Dip. This year, we expanded the two-week class and included a third week with clay. We will claim that photos weren’t taken because we were so thrilled to get the kids’ hands on some clay! The pieces will be returned soon from firing, and we’ll be sure to take photos after the kids come back and glaze their finished pieces.

In the meantime, enjoy the photos from the other weeks of Triple Dip, Drawing and Painting. We even split the responsibility between instructors this year. Marshelia Williams, artist/owner of The Sons Creation Studio and art educator at Walton Charter Academy in Pontiac taught our drawing portion of Triple Dip. The students learned about value, line and form, and how to see as an artist sees. The third week brought in artist Carolyn Elston Masnari to teach the students painting. The kids all had a great time and were really proud of the works that they created.

  • What does value mean?!

We also enjoyed Sonia Litynskyj’s photography skills with a modified Photo Studio and Little Light Catchers program. Thanks to a delayed chemical arrival, we had to do as artists do and get creative! Our scheduled cyanotype class became the class on composing photos; students designed backdrops for objects and photographed them. Our cyanotyping kit arrived and the following week, we made cyanotypes, and the adults had to get in on the fun, too. The sun wasn’t as cooperative as we would have liked in the beginning of the class, but by the end, we were seeing some really brilliant blue results!

  • One of the photo stations.




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