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RE: 2-week Art Camp ideas for 3-5 grade?


From: Kimberly Herbert (kimberly_at_TeacherArtExchange)
Date: Mon Mar 05 2001 - 09:56:50 PST

For our summer program I used activities from MaryAnn’s Global Art and
Discovering Great Artist books. Lets see from Global art they liked Colorful
baskets, Dogon Door Decors, Mud Painting, Eraser signature, Ancient
stenciling, Quilling, Calder Mobile. From Discovering Great Artists Egg
tempera, Impasto, carving clay, standing mobile, One color painting,
Pointillist color cards were favorites. That is just from the top of my
head. They liked all of the activities from those two books.

Kimberly Herbert ( <> )
CAM Administrator
San Angelo Museum of Fine Arts/Children's Art Museum

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Subject: 2-week Art Camp ideas for 3-5 grade?

I may be teaching at a 4 period per day, 2-week summer art camp for students
in grades 1-8. The groups are divided into 1-2, 3-5, and 5-8. (The 5th
grade kids who are in the largest group can choose from either set of
offerings. The program is actually comprised of two 2-week sessions, but at
this point I can only commit to one session.)

This is a well-established program with lots of teachers, and we can choose
the themes for each period and group. I have ideas for the older kids, but
I'm not sure what I might offer for the younger ages. Each period meets for
approximately an hour each day for 9 days (the last day is for

Can anyone suggest some good theme-based activities for younger students?
(I'm not certain if I'd be teaching younger ones, but I'm trying to pitch
several ideas and then let the program coordinator choose, based on the
projected needs.)

Thanks for your help!

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