Contemporary Art Center's summer camp, week 4. We made paper mache heads and "gluetik" fabric bodies. I chose this project because the CAC currently had a puppet show up call, "Whose Pulling the Strings."
"Gluetik" (batik with gel glue) project. We looked at images of Yimka Shonibare's sculptures and talked briefly about the difference between Dutch wax cloth and batik. With an older group I would go into Shonibare's ideas about globalism and what Dutch wax cloth means to him.
God eye project. We talked about how thinking about someone is a way some people try to heal their friends and family. Gods eyes are treated like rosaries and made while thinking of a love one who is ill. A good hand eye coordination project. I had a huge box of yarn for the kids to pick from.
The day was all about Australia. Australia is famous for its cave drawings. A fun low key drawing prompt for the last day of school
I read "Wodney the wat and his wobot" and then gave the pre-k students a piece of paper with a hole in it and they made robot costumes. I walked about and asked what the buttons did.