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Class Visits to Build Ancient Civilizations

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This class of 3rd-5th graders visits the studio to explore ancient civilizations.  We discovered that Rome was not built in a day.

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This student loved the PVC scraps for columns.  This piece of Roman architecture also has a marble floor.

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In a 2nd session, the same student wanted to show how the Romans invented the wheel.  Using scrap wood and odds and ends, this student problemed solved how to make the Roman cart actually move with turning wheels.

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Project, pride and smile say it all.

Summer Camps in Action

The camp day allows for more time to work on projects; we discover that each small step is part of the bigger process.
The camp day allows for more time to work on projects; we discover that each small step is part of the bigger process.
This 4th grade artist works on the small details of a water color painting during Mini Masters Camp
This 4th grade artist works on the small details of a water color painting during Mini Masters Camp
Figuring out where each piece goes is fun, kind of like a puzzle, but with no perfect end result.  Individual artists create it as THEY SEE it,  helping us to appreciate how everyone's work is unique.
Figuring out where each piece goes is fun, kind of like a puzzle, but with no perfect end result. Individual artists create it as THEY SEE it, helping us to appreciate how everyone’s work is unique.
After creating art all morning, we enjoy lunch and hanging out with friends.  After lunch, we take a neighborhood walk including a treat from Viva Pops or Mariposa Ice Cream--feeling refreshed we return for more art!
After creating art all morning, we enjoy lunch and hanging out with friends. After lunch, we take a neighborhood walk including a treat from Viva Pops or Mariposa Ice Cream–feeling refreshed we return for more art!

Camps, Classes, Parties and Special Projects

 

Where else could you say, "I'm proud of my 3-eyed bottle-cap Snake"?

The studio was very busy this summer with full camps each week, thriving artists and projects galore!  We are transistioning from our summer programs into our fall schedule of classes and events.  In addition to Rare Hare’s acitivities we are also excited about progress with Art FORM (Found Objects Recycled Materials) a nonprofit, 501c3 which currently shares space with Rare Hare.  Art FORM offers workshops for students and teachers in creative re-use, and hopes to relocate to another building nearby soon.  Stay tuned as we post more classes and events this fall.  We are also booking private events, such as birthday parties for children or adults or other special group events for the 2012-2013 season.  We recommend booking your event far in advance to secure the date and time that’s best for you.

 

Elvis IS in the building

Some people rescue animals; we rescued these Elvis heads. A local organization was going to throw them in the dumpster, but they found their way to us, and we gave them a new life, and in some cases a new personality.
During this summer's teen camp, students started with a plain, plaster Elvis head and then transformed it into "Elvis As..." We liked the contrast of Lady Gaga next to Kermit the Frog.
Elvis as Paul McCartney from Sgt. Pepper...getting by with a little help from his friends, Ghandi, Beauty, and Harry Potter

Day of the Dead Elvis, Hippie Elvis, and Fire Chief Elvis…all help to make this collection very unique.  The Elvis Head were on display for the Adams Avenue Street Fair and public’s reation was fun to watch.  More people recognized Lady Gaga then Ghandi, which was kind of funny.

Glam-Stache Elvis was attractive enough, even without the mood lighting.
Elvis in action; this 10th grade student creates a cool, abstract painting on the rescued Elvis head.
These teens hold their creations; John Lennon and Ghandi; you know they would have been friends.

Recent projects, camps and classes

The varied patterns and colors on our windsocks brightened up the patio this past summer in Asian Art Camp
The varied patterns and colors we made on our windsocks brightened up the patio this past summer during Asian Art Camp.
This 5th grade student explores watercolors and value, discovering how her application or light or dark colors creates a pattern in her painting. (Asian Art Camp)
This 5th grade student explores watercolors and value, discovering how her application or light or dark colors creates a pattern in her painting. (Asian Art Camp)
Ah, matey, Pirate Camp was full of adventure as Pirate Teams had to navigate through a challenging game discovering the fun of history, combined with the "art" of being a pirate.
Ah, matey, Pirate Camp was full of adventure as Pirate Teams had to navigate through a challenging game discovering the fun of history, combined with the "art" of being a pirate.
This pirate really got into her treasure map, along with the pirate fashion.  In summer camps, the structure allows us several days to work and complete projects, enjoying the process, along with being playful with the theme.
This pirate really got into her treasure map, along with the pirate fashion. In summer camps, the structure allows us several days to work and complete projects, enjoying the process, along with being playful with the theme.
This Fairy Artist makes the adjustment she needs to make her fairy crown fit just right. (Fairies and Woodland Creatures Camp)
This Fairy Artist makes the adjustment she needs to make her fairy crown fit just right. (Fairies and Woodland Creatures Camp)
These two pre-K artists enjoy making friends and having fun during our lunch break. (Jackson Pollock Jr. Summer Camp)
These two pre-K artists enjoy making friends and having fun during our lunch break. (Jackson Pollock Jr. Summer Camp)

Fieldtrips, Teaching Off-Site, and Classes

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Teaching away from the studio with ArtReach, Rare Hare has the opportunity of working with kids all over San Diego.  On this day we were at Onienta School in Imperial Beach, helping students to make ArtReach’s signature project, The Dream Quilt using oil pastels.

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The Dream Quilts are alive with so much energy and color!

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This 6th grade student from Encinitas visits the studio on a fieldtrip.  In this class we made mobiles from recycled materials.

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Using recycled and reclaimed materials in our F.A.I.R. sculpture class, this 3rd grade student make a figure.

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In this Jackson Pollock Jr. class, we explored melted crayon art.  Mom assist her 4-year-old son with the crayons, but the design is all his.  The beauty of Jackson Pollock Jr. is that kids can discover new types of media they would otherwise not get a chance to use; parents assist as needed, or just stay close by and watch.  Besides experiencing new types of art, this class is special because the parent and child work collaboratively; a chance for the parent and child to share the process and just BE TOGETHER, spending time with one another.

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This young lady is proud of her weaving. We used reclaimed yarn and wrapped it around sticks; something so simple, yet full of color and texture.  It was fun to watch Mom and daugther dance around each other as they took turns wrapping the yarn around the stick.  Jackson Pollock Jr. is for ages 3-6 and is held once a month.

Recent Projects Using Recycled Materials

This lovely lady evolved from a found palm frond, a curtain rod loop, wooden beads, and raffia.  Her mouth, a slight scratch in the frond, was already there.
This lovely lady evolved from a found palm frond, a curtain rod loop, wooden beads, and raffia. Her mouth, a slight scratch in the frond, was already there.
Using a laundry soap bottle, reclaimed foam scraps, poker chips, and vegetable netting, this fish comes from a sea of recycled materials.
Using a laundry soap bottle, reclaimed foam scraps, poker chips, and vegetable netting, this fish comes from a sea of recycled materials.
Students at Aseltine School worked with Rare Hare Studio to create an ocean of fish made from scrap materials and was featured at the school's arts festival.
Students at Aseltine School worked with Rare Hare Studio to create an ocean of fish made from scrap materials and was featured at the school's arts festival.

 

This young lady attended a Frida Kahlo birthday party and made her own unique version of Frida by collaging reclaimed yarn, fabric, satin flowers and beads.  Guests then made a big bead necklace in the style that Frida used to wear.
This young lady attended a Frida Kahlo birthday party and made her own unique version of Frida by collaging reclaimed yarn, fabric, satin flowers and beads. Guests then made a big bead necklace in the style that Frida used to wear.