Draw It! Paint It! Sculpt It! Art Camp 2015
Wells Fargo Center for the Arts is pleased to showcase student artwork from around the county. The current exhibit features selected works from the Center’s fourth annual summer art camp designed specifically for students entering 4th through 7th grades.
Led by local teaching artist Deborah Padrick, students explored a variety of techniques and materials during the creative and fun-filled camp. “The intent behind art camp is to make art accessible for kids while also being fun, hands-on, and experiential,” said Tracy Sawyer, Education & Outreach Manager.
During the one week art camp, artists created several works including two silk paintings, a wire self-portrait, watercolor flowers and fish, and a large scale sculpture inspired by the work of local artist, Bruce Johnson, who is featured in the Center’s Sculpture Garden. The young artists also produced a variety of origami animals and sun catchers.
One panel in this exhibition presents a sampling of several process pieces participants explored prior to painting on silk. Another panel features examples of watercolors. Another panel is a sampling of self-portrait wire sculptures. The fourth panel contains a collection of photographs that showcase the budding artists during camp, at full attention and in deep focus.
The Center is thrilled to offer special hands-on experiences to children through its year-round programming. During the summer the Center offers three on-site camps—Draw It! Paint It! Sculpt It! Art Camp, New Song Music Camp, and theater camp with Missoula Children’s Theater—and two camps off-site—Mariachi Camp and One City Arts Camp. During the school year the Center offers a variety of programs including Artists in the Schools, Music For Schools, Set the Stage, Master Classes, and School Shows.
We hope you will enjoy the work created by this group of fabulous student artists from Sonoma County.
Photographs by Will Bucquoy and Tracy Sawyer.