It was a busy and fun filled week for the 20 kids that painted their way from paper to fabric to tile to mirrors and canvas. I really wanted them to be able to use surfaces and paints that they might not get to use otherwise. We did a parrot watercolor and were able to view an array of tropical colored parrots, painted on non-glazed tiles and did our rendition of a French grapevine scene with a cottage, learned about Russian enamels and embellished tin to paint on it, came up with designs to place on large round mirrors and used glossy enamels on them, and finished the week painting a small canvas with a sun and flowers with personality. We were even able to go back and fix little things on our aprons with rubber stamps and paint.
The Arts mini-camp is held at the Wells Branch Community Library and taught by Dianne Koehler.