I’m wrapping up my second session of Art Camp and thought I’d share some amazing child creativity. The kids ranged in age from 7-14 and were both girls and boys.
I gave each kid a 2ft x 4ft piece of black poster board, a close up of a symmetrical sarcophagus face, the exterior shape of a sarcophagus and many, many library books with real images as reference.
The kids were overwhelmed. “How can we create something so massive and complex???” I knew they could do it by breaking the sarcophagus’ into quadrants. Focusing on symetry, each kid simply had to create one half of the image and then replicate it on the other side.
Dare I say it went from a scary venture to something really fun. On hand, I had 4 different shades of gold paint, black and gold washi tape, gold paper and gold pens.
The results were amazing!
These kids were maticulous and really taking their time, but I think it was well worth it. I alotted two hours for the project but many were still plugging away on hour four. The finished pieces sparkle and the detail is simply amazing. I’m very proud of them!