Saturday, June 20, 2009


I tell ya, I was pooped out by Friday and I didn't really do anything. It was the kids who were busy for those six hours everyday, and I pretty much just took pictures and helped out here and there! They did so many awesome projects, and on Friday, they put on an art show for the parents! Instead of me showing you tons of pictures of my kids working on the art work, I will share pictures of the actual "art show." I think you will be impressed with these kids!

I also want to mention that we're so blessed by our Children's Ministry Leaders. All this was handled by three women, who took care of every detail. There is soooooo much work that goes on behind the scenes, and for the most part, it goes unnoticed.

My children's favorite project was definitely these paper mache masks! I love how they have them displayed on this cardboard tree! On the table are sandcastles, but the mixture was sand and glue so this way it would be permanent! That was probably the messiest project of them all!
This was really cool too! They blew up black & white photos of the kids faces, cut them in half, and the kids got to draw the other side of their face. A semi-self portrait! The 3rd-5th graders did this project.
Now, this is a project the 4-7 year olds did. They had the same black & white photos, but they had them just cut their face and eyes out and glue it on a piece of paper. They partially glued the eyes down, but if you flip it open, they drew their eyes on the paper too. They also decorated around the face by drawing hair, etc.
If you are familiar with my blog, then you will notice that these lighthouse paintings look very familiar! Well, that's because one of the teachers is Eli's art teacher on Mondays!
Some of you may recognize that picture in the middle. It is called "Starry Night" by Vincent van Gogh. I think the kids did an amazing job with their interpretation of it!
More Starry Night paintings!
Aren't these gorgeous?
If you look at the first picture with the banner, you will see two vases with flowers. Both of the age groups had to paint them.
More vase paintings!
The "wall flowers." Can you believe these were paintings done by the 4-7 year olds! They are all so awesome!

And there ya go!

Next and drama!!


louann said...

Must have been tiring but I am sure very rewarding!

Daphine said...

WOW! I am impressed beyond words by all the photos! What an awesome job the 3 workers help to create. WOW! Love the black and white enlargemnet idea of the kiddos too. Very neat! You took some great photos....AS USUAL!

Have a great day friend!

Darcie said...

Those are some serious good pieces of art! I am sure you enjoyed each moment of this week and to have it all end in a Art Show must have been so rewarding.

jen@odbt said...

All the work work is amazing. Kudos to the women who run the camp. It looks like the kids had a blast. I might have to try the half face project with my kid for a summer project.

McCrakensx4 said...

What a great camp! And looks like, thruough their art, that it was fun and time consuming! Can't wait to see pics from next week!

Kelli W said...

It looks like you and all the kids had a great week! I love all the Starry Night pretty! And I really like the idea for the face pictures that the younger kids did! My boys would love to do that!

Anonymous said...

Did your children see this art show on your blog? Pretty neat to have it all documented this way.


really.truly said...

Wowzers! That artwork is wonderful. All the pictures.....just wonderful. What a great week your kids must have had!

Stephanie said...

Wow!!!! What amazing work! Art was never a strength of mine so I'm alittle jealous.

Beth in NC said...

Wow, great job! Those teachers really showed the kids a great time.

I love the idea of the black and white photos!

Denise said...

Looks like a great success.

Always a Southern Girl said...

Alicia, You are so blessed to go to such a wonderful church.

What great artist all the kids are.

Love the Van Gough.

He & Me + 3 said...

This is so awesome. I totally want my kids to attend. What a great time for everyone and very impressive art work. Can't wait to see pictures from the next week.

Becky said...

That is incredible! What an amazing job everyone did - adults and kids. No wonder you're exhausted. Day camp will do that to you - but it's still a wonderful feeling.

amanda said...

what wonderful talent!! and great ideas!!

Susie said...

What an awesome event!! That has got to be the world's best day camp:-)

Muthering Heights said...

WOW!!! What a talented group of kids...and teachers!

Your church has such great programs!

Joyeful said...

Oh wow! I just love all the kid's art!!! Some GREAT projects! And very talented little people, too!

Chris said...

these are great! i wish there was also such a camp at our church.. my little girl loves arts so much...

Laura said...

Oh, that looks like such a fun camp! Loved that it was all about art!!

R and R Stacy said...

Oh, that looks so fun! Great little artist you have there.

I miss my daughter so much. I finally got to talk to her last night after almost 2 days of not hearing from her. She is having a blast though so that makes it comforting to hear.

Thanks for stopping by.
Have fun at the next camp.