Monday, June 29, 2009

Session Two Art Camp!

Hello, and welcome to session two of Mrs. Mitrani's Art Camp for Girls!
Our first session was a big hit. All the girls had a fun time creating fabulous art pieces. We have several returning this session. We will be creating different things than we did the first session.

On Monday we will be decorating our very own art tote bags. Our colors will be pink. We will then make a one-of-a-kind floral corsage to wear or to pin to a pillow, bag, etc. They will be similar to the ones that I made for a large "vintage" corsage class at an art convention this summer. (I just got back! ) We don't need anything from home the first day. I have it all. On Tuesday we will need to bring 5-6 photos. Photos can be of family, friends, vacations, etc.

Do you like my new Mrs. Mitrani Art Camp T-Shirt? I wish I would have thought about it before the first session. Maybe next year we can order some for the girls...they have a soft pink in children's sizes.

I can't wait to see session two girls next Monday, July 6th!

Friday, June 12, 2009

ATC Pink Lemonade and Cookie Party!

Our final day of session one was filled with art and friendship. We spent our time creating 13 Altered Trading Cards (ATCs). Each child had blank cards, photos, and copies of their names. We started our morning putting a photo and a name on each card. We then decorated each card with sequins, cut outs, punches, foam pieces, etc. At the end of our morning, each girl had 13 personal "friendship" cards to hand out.

We celebrated with cookies and pink lemonade.
I handed out one of my cards to start the trading party. Here are the girls' darling ATC cards!
We handed them out one by one!
What a fun week! Thank you for coming to session one!!

Thursday, June 11, 2009

Collaged Sweethearts

Today's art began with a blank white canvas. We used a mix of artist gesso and vibrant paint to create a springtime background. We added stamps, sequins, and our photos. Lastly, we added some sparkly glitter.

Our second project was a darling "dress" doll. We used a template of a dress form to make a mini dress. We added an apron, buttons, and pockets. They can be hung just about anywhere!

For the final project of the day, we made a foam name plate. We used an assortment of foam flowers and mix and matched alphabet stickers. It was a fun filled morning!
We all love Mrs. Mitrani's pug, Madeline!! She always watches us...
Miss Rayeann helps us out! She's great at finding specific sequins!! My son Max took our photo.

Tomorrow's final art class will include an ATC party! What does ATC stand for? Ask your artist!

Happy Crafting!

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Name Banner Day!

Our third day of art camp was incredible! We created amazing name banners, each with the young artist's own touches and personality. They came out just beautiful. Today we used glitter, stamps, paints, hot glue, ribbons, pom-pom trim, and even tried out hot crayon wax.
We had a special birthday today..."Happy Birthday Bella!" Tomorrow we will be making mixed media collages. Please have your child bring a photo of themselves...4x6 or 5x7 would be great.

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Day Two....Scrapbook Queens of 2009

Watch out Creating Keepsakes, we have fresh NEW scrapbooking talent here!!!

After organizing, cutting, glueing, and journaling, our beautiful scrapbooks were finished!After we finished our books, we did a share session. We learned a lot about each other's family and friends through our books. We also had a little extra time to make some Fourth of July paper dolls.

Tomorrow we will be making our personalized banner. We will be working with trims, scrapbook papers, hot glue, and glittery letters.
See ya then!

Monday, June 8, 2009

First Day of Camp

Hurray for our first day of Mrs. Mitrani's Art Camp for Girls!!

After we got to know each other (and met Madeline the Pug), Mrs. Mitrani taught us about organization and taking care of art supplies. We worked with inks, stamps, punches, and stickers.

We had a really fun time decorating our art bags and making a special mega tag. We also made a super cute bookmark...perfect for our favorite summer chapter books! Here we all are, with our new art bags!

Tomorrow we will make our very own mini scrapbook!! Dont forget 5-6 photos from home!

Monday, June 1, 2009

Ready for ART!

Welcome to the Mrs. Mitrani's Art Camp for Girls Art Blog! Here you will find the most up-to-date happenings for our camp. You will also find fun art projects and ideas.

Session One will start on Monday, June 8th from 9-noon.

****Girls will receive a fun art tote, which they will decorate immediately!

All students should wear comfy clothing that can be easily washed (using a stain stick!) Students need to bring their new art tote each day. Finished projects will be brought home in the bags.

We will be working with art mediums such as inks, hot clear wax and hot crayon wax, Modge Podge, paints, gesso, gel medium, stains, and much more.

Our first class will be focusing on decorating the art bags and making a name "tag" for their bag. If we have time the first day, we'll make a card or bookmark too.

Please check for updates!

Artfully yours,
Mendy Mitrani