Saturday, July 23, 2011

Summer Camp at the Wizard of Art

Creativity is
taking risks,
breaking rules,
making mistakes,
having fun.

~Mary Lou Cook

Monday will begin week 7 of teaching art camp at The Wizard of Art this summer. As usual, it's been a bit of a wild ride. Some weeks are pretty calm and others have had a bit of a circus vibe. My favorite thing about it by far, is seeing the pride that the kids have in there work - especially when they exceed their their own expectations and surprise themselves.

Here is a sampling of some of the kids this summer.

Kittens by Sadie
Mixed Media on Paper

Sadie - Mixed Media Artist
Age 5

Oyster and Pearl by Kate
Paint on Sculpey

Kate - Sculptor
Age 8

E.T. by Gabe
Acrylic on Canvas

Gabe - Painter
Age 8

Pink and Purple Fairy by Morgan
Watercolor and pastel on paper

Morgan - Watercolorist
Age 7

Puffin on Blue Background by Owen
Pastel on paper

Owen -Pastel Artist
Age 8

Tee-pee by Gavin
Watercolor and sharpie on paper

Gavin - Artist
Age 6

Mr. Crabs by Cor
Mixed Media on Duralar and Paper

Cor - Animator
Age 8

Cat by Josephine
Ink on paper

Josephine - Printer
Age 5

Aren't they inspiring??

Well ... 4 weeks to go!
If you want to see more amazing kids click here.
If you are in L.A. and are interested, their website is

Don't let anyone rob you of your imagination,
your creativity, or your curiosity.
It is your place in the world;
it's your life.
Go on and do all you can with it,
and make it the life you want to live.

~Mae Jemison

Please send love and prayers to our beautiful friends in Norway.
Blessings and light to them and to you always.


Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Good evening dear fellow thespian and artist!

Thank you for coming by and leaving a comment; it is so wonderful to see these kids CREATING. I saw a quote once that said, "Perhaps CREATIVITY is INTELLIGENCE having fun." But of course!!!! As a teacher, nothing makes me more excited as to see my students get creative in all subjects, even with math.....EINSTEIN, my favorite was a child with a genius brain who never lost the wonder of creativity in pushing the envelope of his inquiries and the science of his observations!


A Brush with Color said...

WOW! Those kids are chock-full-of-talent! Their art is so lively and free. Fabulous. You must be so thrilled watching them develop into the artists they are.

PK Studios said...

Love the TeePee and Cats....VERY talented kids.....or teachers : ) Looks like fun! Keep up the good work!

Kerry O'Gorman said...

The talent of these kids is truly magical...their faces show it as does their work! I'm always filled with joy when I see what comes from the innocent and pure.
It's almost as magical as our syncronicity! So funny!!! Here's to nieces!

Amiryan said...

Great works!

joanne May said...

These kids are really talented. They have created magical works and all of the paintings are very imaginative.
Kids are not a bit inhibited and are naturally creative. It sounds like art camp is excellent fun! ;-)

Arianna said...

Very nice pictures and little artists! I hope they will have great success in life, in art or not. Good sunday, Arianna!

Jacqueline said...

Love seeing all the kids art! Glad I found this site - thanks for sharing.

Suzanna said...

Love the expressions on the faces...very happy artists...

Michele@TuttiFioriDesigns said...

Thanks for stopping by.
Made my day to see these photos of the children and their creations!

Adding to the great quotes above:

"Imagination is more important than knowledge." Albert Einstein

Happy Sunday!

Eva said...

These kids are adorable. Give them a kiss.

Tammie Lee said...

I love the photos of the children, there is something special captured with each portrait and I love their art. The art of children always makes me smile.

yes love and Light to those in Norway and everyone... and to you~

Pepe Ventureira said...

Hello Cobalt ... I like your page for the truth of the small things.

An embrace

Loree said...

Such talented kids! They can all draw and paint much better than I can :)

BrandNewStudio said...

WonderfulWorks :)

Style, She Wrote said...

Great work kiddies! They did wonderful jobs and are a very talented bunch! xo style, she wrote

shirley fachilla said...

Such marvelous work. I thought at first you were lucky to have a couple of talented little ones and then I continued to scroll through and found so many wonderful pint-sized artists.

Marialuisa Giovannini said...

Great little artists as we all are as children , I liked their Art-work !

Cobalt Violet said...

Thanks for all the comments! Yes, there are some very talented kids this summer! More to come too!

Cristina said...

Sono delle vere opere, dei stupendi disegni e coloratissimi! bella idea di esporre in sequenza disegni e autori in erba! Complimenti! Ciao Cri : )

JM said...

Both kids and paintings are SO very cute! Lovely post, well done.

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Luzia said...

Sadies little kitten are so sweet! It´s a great pleasure to see this little artists and their work! Hugs from Luzia.

Craftsman of light said...

Wow! amazing to see what a beautiful world we make.....through kids, and a very contagious art loving teacher!