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RE: birkenstock art/camp project ideas

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From: Puhl, Kristen K (puhlk_at_TeacherArtExchange)
Date: Wed Jun 04 2003 - 14:13:53 PDT


Hi Dawn,

Thanks for the ideas! This will get me started. The projects sound fun and relaxing, just what kids need during the summer. I taught at a camp last summer and those kinds of projects worked out best. This summer the girls are groups in grades 1-4, 5-7, and 8-11. So, I've got quite the range. Last year I did some papermaking and marbling (we made journals that we sewed together) with the younger and middle groups and sewing (drawstring backpacks, tie-dyed pillows) with middle and older groups. Tie-dye worked well for all age groups. (I don't know that this camp will be able to afford the procion dye though.)

As far as internet access, I bet the camp might have something, but if it does, it will be slow. There's got to be an internet cafe in East Hampton somewhere, though.

Kristy
 
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From: dawn stien [mailto:dawnstien@yahoo.com]
Sent: Wed 6/4/2003 3:40 PM
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Subject: RE: birkenstock art/camp project ideas

Kristy -

Camp sounds fun!

With yarn you can make Huichol yarn paintings

and you could do mexican bark paintings on brown craft
paper

I think Judy has the links for these on her site, if
not, and you want more info - just ask.

you could do bugs from recycled cans - I think that
idea came from the list and they were fantastic!

also - sidewalk art and mandalas would also be fun.

What is the age range of the girls? Will you have
access to the list during the summer-assuming its
still online?

Dawn

> On that note...does anyone have any good camp
> projects that involve basic materials like yarn,
> paint, etc...? The camp doesn't have a huge budget
> and their existing materials are quite "crafty."

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