Elijah Brooks

Elijah Brooks

Disciplines

Music, Visual Art

Projects

Flower Dissection

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 Read More

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 Read More

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.

Stomp Routine No. 1 – Buckets

Students They have learned intricate rhythms and techniques in using everyday items that can be transformed into a musical experience that takes much concentration and practice. This routine involved improvisation and a four beat ostinato which is repeated throughout the student-composed piece.