Reflections on. . . Studio Art, Week One

11707850_10153350336331210_8383928865778303072_nThis week’s Studio Artists are studying and emulating the works of Louise Nevelson, the acclaimed artist known for her monochromatic sculptures. According to Nevelson, “The greatest thing we have is the awareness of the mind. There we can build mansions. There we have all the things that are not given to us on earth.”

And what do the campers appreciate about art? Here’s what they had to say:

“It’s just so easy. You don’t have to be nervous.” Ivy, 10

“You’re making what you want, not what someone else wants. It’s very peaceful.” Nilou, 9

“There are no mistakes. You can’t mess up. It just happens.” Aliyah, 12

“With just a few tools, something great can come.” Matthew, 13

“The beautiful things I make bring me memories.” Josephine, 13

“We’re so bombarded with technology. This kind of traditional art, with painting and brushes, is a nice time-out from that. We’re constantly looking through screens; we don’t take the time to really look.” Specialist Alicia

“It lets me capture all the things that interest me.” Specialist Amanda

“I like to get creative and try out things I’ve never done before. I’m usually running around all the time, but for me, art is different.” Sophia, 10

“There are just so many things you can explore in art.” Kendal, 11

“It can be anything I want. No limits. It’s a lot of work but also a lot of fun.” Evan, 13