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Summer Is Here! A Look At The 2019 Camp Themes

The Noctiluna summer camps are filling up rapidly, and I have started my closing dance of nervous excitement that happens like clockwork each May/June. When most other teachers are starting to exhale towards their summer break, I start frantically ordering materials, collecting found objects, meeting with my colleagues and checking my planner constantly. The planner …

art, art education, summer camp

The final glorious week of camp – a warts and all account

Aaaand that’s a wrap! The 2018 Noctiluna Summer camps ended with a fun and bizarre week of shadow puppetry, film making, Toblerones, frustration, and a LOT of outdoor play. Want to hear more? I thought so. With only a couple of weeks to go until school starts, students were starting to wind down a bit …

art and design, art camp, education

Printmaking Week at Camp

The second week of summer art camp this year was all about printmaking – my favorite medium. Printmaking with a class of elementary aged children is not for the faint hearted. It is messy, oh so messy, and it is unpredictable and requires a lot of organization and some degree of flexibility. It is for …

design, summer camp

Summer Art Camp, What Your Kids Did – Week 1

And so, the first week of this year’s summer camp has come to pass. I should have written this on the weekend, but I was exhausted, and chose to binge read Howl’s Moving Castle instead (excellent book by the way), take long naps, and drop in on the Smithsonian Folklife Festival, which is happening right …

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