What I've Created

Project Description Type Date
Nature Study

Fairmount Park is home to a complex local ecosystem. Campers assembled into specialized groups to investigate various aspects of the life of Fairmount Park. Our field study groups were: Birds, Insects, Trees, and Other Living Things. Once they had observed and identified their subjects using field guide books, campers created water color paintings of what they observed and made some notes on what they had learned.

visual art 29/08/2015
Paper Mache Mask

Campers made paper-mache by soaking newspaper in watery Elmer’s glue. They then laid their paper-mache over a balloon and let it dry. Once the paper-mache was dry campers could add more paper-mache forms to the surface to create 3-D features. The mask finally took on character when the campers painted the surface.

visual art 29/08/2015
Flower Disection

At the Horticultural Center, we were surrounded by beautiful plants and flowers. By dissecting a Lily Alstromeria flower, campers discovered the inner-workings of the flower and learned that a flower performs an important job for a plant. The flower is the reproductive organ of the plant. Flowers are pretty and smell good because they need to attract pollinators such as bees and butterflies. When a flower is pollinated, it’s ovary and ovules begin to grow into a fruit containing seeds. The seeds will one day grow into a new plant! Campers identified and charted each part of the flower.

29/08/2015
Collage Wrist Band

Using old magazines, campers cut out and assembled images that they found appealing. Once the collage pieces were arranged in a form that could be fashioned into a wrist band, we laminated them and added velcro to the ends. Voila! A brand new creative piece of jewelry!

visual art 29/08/2015
Paper Flower

We made colorful, 3-dimensional flowers by assembling flat shapes that we cut out.

visual art 29/08/2015