Saturday, June 23, 2012

Frist Summa Camp!

Folk Art Fun and Paint N' Play were my two camp classes this past week at the Frist Center for the Visual Arts. I had such a blast with my 5-7 year olds in exploring and creating lots of awesome artwork! Here are some examples of my student work from this week....

 Bubble Wrap Printing and a Crazy Quilt Square 
 My ugly doll samples.

 Shaving Cream Marbling/ Suminagachi Marbling from Dick Blick

 Ugly Dolls
 Button Collage
 Decoupage Ceramic Plates (

 Mexican Folk Art: Yarn Painting

 Bubble Wrap Prints
 Race Car Paintings

 Amante Bark Painting of chickens, done on paper bags

 Faith Ringgold Story Quilts
Guatemalan Worry Dolls made from twisting pipe cleaners.
 Pieced together Crazy Quilt

 Patterned Landscapes inspired by folk art quilts.

 Bean Mosaics
Paper weaving made into a self portrait with quilt. I like to call this "they are precious when they sleep!"

Construction paper collage quilt squares pieced together 

Tie Dye Shirts!!!

Silhouette Cut Outs, Popular in the late 1800s and early 1900s. Cheaper than photography!

More precious sleeping children!
Top Row: Rubber Cement Resist Watercolor paintings
Middle: Painting with Marbles ( used about 6 marbles in a tray at a time.)
Bottom Row: Shaving Cream Marbling

Symmetrical Paintings


  1. I like their art work.The tie dye shirts
    they wear looks great.

  2. Hi Rachel, as promised I wanted to share the results I got after my students worked on the "sleeping portraits" assignment.