Soft Sculptures (Grades K-2, 1 week)
Imagine one-of-a-kind creatures and transform your designs into Soft Sculptures that we call Stuffie Art
Campers will be led through a series of multi-media projects to imagine, draw, and construct their original creature and habitat. All project work is centered around independent interests and abilities, while introducing new art mediums and skills.
Day 1: CREATURE CREATION
--Develop own creature using different drawing techniques and find inspiration through plastic animals, clay, moss, sticks, etc. or from children’s books.
--Imagine how your creatures will look but also what they might eat or live.
--Work on 2 projects: Painting texture paper and Making own story book
Day 2: PATTERNS & FABRIC
Choose your favorite character to construct! First, create the pattern, then choose the fabric, cut out and pin together.
Younger students will draw out the image and the instructor can help with hand sewing. Students with more developed fine motor skills can stitch together small areas or the complete stuffie!
Day 3: SEWING IT TOGETHER
Draw and glue on details to your "Stuffie Creatures. Those with finer motor skills can try sewing on decorative items such as ribbons, yarn, buttons, and felt. Construct mixed media items for your creatures (e.g. house, vehicle, suitcase, companion, etc.).
Day 4: BUILDING THE HABITAT
Collaborate with classmates and design a habitat that can contain an entire class full of creatures! Use cardboard, yarn, yarn, tape, glue and paint to make it come alive!
Finish building the habitat, put on the finishing touches. Students can also work on their story books from Day 1.
Day 5: GALLERY SHOW
Setup our gallery presentation. Put words to your process: What is your favorite part of the project? What would you do differently the next time? What advice would you give another artist trying to use the same materials?
Parents, teachers, staff, and fellow campers get ready to feast your eyes on this incredible display of habitats, creatures, and books. Students are the tour guides for this gallery exhibit!
Planned Field Trips: San Francisco Zoo, Botanical Gardens, Parks/Playgrounds
- This course is taught in ENGLISH. Sky Kids reserves the right to change course content.
- Final field trip schedules will be communicated before the start of each camp week.