Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Mandalas from Buckman art camp

Last week, I taught a series of art classes for the Buckman Elementary "Celebrating Art" summer camp, a gig I got thanks to Jen at the DIY Lounge. The kids made clay pots and clay animals, explored printmaking, did a sgraffito project, and, of course, made beautiful mandalas!





The one below is just incredibly delightful to me, it's so different, imaginative, and childlike.
I will post photos of the other projects in another post - gotta run, it's my first day back at work at Trillium after a week of "vacation" (actually teaching a camp for three hours a day is a lot more tiring than 8 hours at my desk!).

P.S. We are playing a show at Satyricon tonight - come out and play if you are in Portland! It's all ages!

2 comments:

yertle said...

Wow, this camp looks like so much fun.

Walk in the Woods said...

Fabulous!!!! Kids are sooooo intelligent! :)

The clay takes me back ... I'm going camping (with "adults") in a couple of weeks and this has me thinking . . .

I adore the mandalas - since I draw within mandalas as a form of creative meditation.

Thank you for sharing this wonderful inspiration with is.