Thank you to this year’s participating organizations and individuals who volunteered their time toward making the Camp happen, and the biggest thank you to all the students and families who joined us!
When we take the time to listen, we can learn new things and discover new perspectives. By asking a loved one to tell you a story from their life, you can learn more about them as a person, as well as about your own family history. Storytelling informs many artist's making processes. For example, Claes Oldenberg and Coosje van Bruggen transformed the story they heard about Louie, the "last" cavalry horse of Fort D.A. Russell, into a giant horseshoe memorializing his life. For today's prompt, you will illustrate a story from a loved one on the theme of change or transition.
Sometimes when we draw, how we imagined the drawing to look in our minds isn't quite how it looks on the page, or we might make a mark or add an object that maybe doesn't feel quite right. For example, when Molly was drawing her story, she decided to add a cash register; in the end, she decided she liked the drawing more without the register because it had empty space on the right side to balance out the fullness of the left side. All those moments that we are quick to call "messing up," are actually moments to grow and learn! By experimenting and taking a risk, you might discover a new way to draw an object or compose an image, or you might realize that in your next drawing you'll make something a little differently. That's all part of process and it's magical! Share your drawings with us #chinatiSSU or firstname.lastname@example.org.