Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Spring Term and Spring Break Camps!

Crocus flowers are up! That must mean it's almost time for Spring Classes at Lillstreet! Our Spring classes begin the week of March 26th, so don't delay and let your favorite class fill up without you!

This year we are pleased to offer Spring Break camps the week of April 2nd. We have multimedia camp for ages 5 through 12 and an Egyptian Camp for ages 8-12. Both camps run Mon-Fri from 9-3:30 and students will use a variety of media, including clay, paint, fiber, wire, plaster gauze, and more! Campers will have outside time at a nearby park, weather permitting, and the Egyptian Camp will have a Wednesday field trip to the Oriental Institute in Hyde Park for hands on activities and a tour at the museum.

Does your child have a different Spring Break? Gather 5 or more students and we can create a custom camp just for you! Contact Melanie Brown for details:

This warm weather also has me incredibly excited about Summer Camps! Many of you stopped by for our Summer Camp Reunion to create have some ice cream. Kimberly and I had a wonderful time seeing you all and your amazing creations. For those of you who missed it, here are a few images of what was made with our recycled camp shirts and our building project:

Re-purposed camp t-shirts never looked so good!

Some students drew a plan of their nature-inspired creation before using floral foam, tissue paper, and pipe cleaners to bring them to life.

Some created a place to live among the wildly-colored trees...

And others created fantastic creatures using only string and rubber bands to keep the creation together! It was a wonderful afternoon and we thank all of those who came out to play with us!

Be well and enjoy this wonderful weather. I plan to take more good slow walks around the neighborhood with my son, a magnifying glass, binoculars, and a specimen jar and do some active looking.

Thursday, March 1, 2012

Inspired by Grandma Moses

Grandma Moses

Kidstreet Instructor Heather Mercer created the Inspired Artists class as a way to introduce the 5-8 year old students to a variety of different artists and mediums. This week the class was introduced to self-taught painter Grandma Moses. I am blown away by the paintings the students have made in response!

Learn more about Grandma Moses and her unusual art career by visiting the links below. You're never too young OR too old to create!

The New York Times "On This Day"

Video "Women Artists: Grandma Moses" by Susan David
4401 N. Ravenswood Ave.
Chicago, IL 60640

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