Creative Art Camp; July 16-20, 2018. A total of 15 students age 8 and up participated in another successful art camp. Led by professional instructor Paula Almond, students received instruction in sketching, colour and techniques relevant to their projects. The initial piece was a plasticine sculpted picture that used the technique introduced by artist Barbara Reid. Depth was created by using different thicknesses of plasticine. The pictures were vibrantly colourful and demonstrated the use of depth and texture to create a pleasing image.
The major piece was a lithograph. Participants designed a picture using simple lines and carved their designs on mats composed of soft material. They experimented with various inks and paint, rolling on or brushing on colour before making prints. The children were proud of their unique results. They enjoyed seeing the variations they could produce by changing from monotone to a variety of colours.
Since 2003 we have been proud to offer an experience that is not-for-profit and that encourages artistic creativity. We are successful each year due to the volunteers (retired women’s group) and funding provided by the Meaford Culture Foundation.