Sunday, July 18, 2010

Art Camp

Tomorrow begins week 6 of "Summer Workshops", or art camp at the Wizard of Art in Los Angeles. I am co-teaching with amazing Mekenzie for ten weeks, so we are half way done already! I can't believe it. It's been flying. (I will do a "Mekenzie post" later.)

Every Monday is a new set of kids. Well, sort of. Some take two weeks, some even take 3 or 4. Lucy, the 14 year old we are blessed to have (at the very bottom) for 4 weeks and she even helps with the little ones. We get 11 every week and we have been incredibly lucky with the kids this year. Very cool kids ... very inspiring. I will let them "speak" for themselves.

Maggie Artist, age 13

Salome Artist age 8

Russell Artist age 11



Lucy and Mabel Artists, printmakers, sisters, ages 5 and 8

Lucy Artist, age 14

"Good art is not what it looks like,
but what it does to us."
~ Roy Adzak

(but these also look really good!)


Susan Roux said...

This is wonderful! I love it when people reach out to children and inspire them. What an amazing thing you're doing.

Victoria said...

Wow..wonderful awesome to see these super-creative souls and their talent ! Very inspiring..and must be so fun to co-teach such a group and spend time with art! yay!
Lovely post!!(I love the seal)

..and thanks for all your lovely comments..i have been away..time to catch up!

Kerry O'Gorman said...

Those kids are really amazing and have such honest creativity. You really captured the pride on their faces....what fun!I LOVE that quote! I may have to put it on my blog title page if that's o.k

Loree said...

What amazing talent. I am no artist but I can appreciate good art. Lovely paintings.

erin's art and gardens said...

fantastic! and inspiring.

Cobalt Violet said...

Glad you guys are enjoying the kiddos and finding them inspiring like I do!

Oh, and Susan, I really am the lucky one but thank you!!

Candy said...

I can't get over this. These kids are wonderful and you are wonderful, too! Beautiful work!

KathyA said...

They are all remarkable!!! How bless you are to be working with these kids!!!

A Brush with Color said...

I love this--you cannot know how wonderful this makes me feel. Good for you, instilling this in them--they will benefit from this their entire lives. Just fantastic. Thanks for sharing this!

Parisbreakfasts said...

Simply Terrific!!