Saturday, June 20, 2009


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Just finished the second week of my Summer Art Camps! The camps continue through Aug. 13. Some of the camps are filled but I still have a few if you have a young Picasso in your life now's the time to sign them up! The photo collage above shows some of the projects completed in last week's "Pets are our Pals" art camp for kids 5-9. This was the first time I offered this topic. I'll repeat the camp July 20-23. The children bring a photo of their pet and that's what we work from. Cute results, don't you think? If you are interested in my art camps, click on the box at the top of the column to the left. The art camps are held in my Casa de Linda Art Studio in downtown New Braunfels Texas.

Wednesday, June 03, 2009


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My Summer Art Camp 2009 schedule kicks in on Monday, June 8. Thought I'd give a quick summary of the fun that's in store at my studio in New Braunfels for kids ages 5 to 13 this summer. As of this this writing, I still have room in all of the camps but some are getting close to full.

JUNE 8-11: The morning camp from 9:30-11:30 for kids 5-9 is titled "Prehistoric Times." This is the second year I've offered this dino-themed camp and the kids love it. I'd say "especially the little boys" but I had a couple of girls last year who were busting with pride over the huge paper maché dinosaurs they created and painted. The afternoon camp from 1-3 p.m., titled "Painting: Sunsets and Still Life," is geared toward ages 8-13. The children will complete 2 paintings on stretched canvas in the 4-day camp!

JUNE 15-18:
"Pet are our Pals" is a new camp I'm offering this summer for the younger kids. Children will bring a photo of their pet for a painting project and create a paper maché cat or dog and personalize a pet placemat. The afternoon camp will all about drawing. In this "Ready, Set, Draw" camp, we'll learn how to really look at objects and improve drawing skills.

JUNE 22-25: The morning camp this week is another new one. "Hurray for Horses" is just for the horse lover who also loves art! Students will draw and paint horses and decorate a box with a carousel of horses and ponies. The afternoon camp explores the world of color. "Painting - Experiments with Color" will take the students through assignments where they'll create a color wheel and learn how colors work with and against each other. The featured project will be a self portrait painting inspired by Andy Warhol's "Marilyn" series. I did this project in several camps two years ago and the kids -- and parents -- loved it!

JUNE 29-JULY 2: Ages 5-9 will go on a safari to the rainforest in the morning camp titled "Tropical Safari." Projects include drawing and painting and creating a fantastic paper maché animal mask. In the afternoon, it's all about girls ages 8-13 as I offer my first-ever "Girl Power" art camp! The featured project for this camp is a large, Georgia O'Keeffe-inspired floral painting on canvas. We'll also design some jewelry and decorate a keepsake box.

Camps continue weekly through mid August. You can read more and download a complete brochure and registration form by clicking here.