We have an awesome Momma in our neighborhood who opens her doors for periodic art camps. This was the first year I was lucky enough to get Axel in! She has a theme, provides quality supplies and instruction on REAL art techniques (none of this kindergarten noodle junk).
Honestly the first project he brought home I thought someone else had done it. When I watched him nearly duplicate it in front of my eyes I was shocked that he actually retained the process.
Last week Axel came home talking about Monet, Paul Klee, the new hit book "The Day the Crayons Quit" and a building inspired by "McFlea and McFly" (this one I have yet to figure out where it comes from). He spoke of their techniques, requested his own "oil pastels" and decided his favorite artist was Monet because they both like to garden.
Are you an artist at heart? You might consider starting your own neighborhood art camp. A writer? The same concept could apply. What an awesome experience to go to camp down the street from your house. What a lucky mom I am to have new art for my walls – costing only the price of camp tuition!
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