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Recent Projects and Summer Highlights!

 In the summer camp Old Fashioned Crafts, we made pantins, a French paper doll similar to a jacking jack.  Digging through the big bin of recycled papers to choose our designs in half the fun!

In the summer camp Old Fashioned Crafts, we made pantins, a French paper doll similar to a jacking jack. Digging through the big bin of recycled papers to choose our designs in half the fun!

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Borrowing from an “old fashioned” type of game, we played Pin the Ear On Van Gogh on the patio during our break.  It didn’t matter where the ear ended up, we were all in stitches!

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These gentlemen are sporting their King Tut hats, made from recycled grocery sacks in Egyptian Camp.

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In addition to creating lots of art with Egyptian themes, another hightlight was excavating hidden treasures from ancient rocks.

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This camper leaves Egyptian Summer Camp with enough projects to fill a pyramid including a treasure map, a scarab necklace, a mummy and more!

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In Asian Art, we studied what one student called the “calm nature” of the art and images.  We used water colors to make beautiful paper kimonos.

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We often noticed that the colors in our kimonos were the same colors we were wearing in our clothes!

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In Found Objects camp we used fallen palm fronds to create animal faces; the shape lends itself to an awesome elephant, but we had a few giraffes and one rhino to boot!  The garden patio provides a nice alternative to inside; we stay cool and the paint dries fast!

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Another studio favorite is the postage stamp art; using cancelled postage stamps as the muse, students create a scene based on the image.  In this case, this second grade student used a 1970’s stamp of the moon landing  and shuttle lauch to create a space scene.

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Found Objects camp included these odd birds made from recycled plastic bottles.

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In Intermediate Art Skills, students in grades 5th-7th worked on the elements of art and design by drawing from a still life.  It’s hard to tell the difference between the real objects and this student’s amazing rendering.  I think Cezanne would approve.

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Inspired by Gustav Klimt’s take on the forest, Intermediate Art Skills students did their own versions, choosing which season and corresponding colors was best for them.  We also chose from faux wood paneling scraps to make our trees; notice one student’s idea of placing a Klimt figure in their spring forest (below).

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For our middle school camp we took students to San Francisco for 5 days.  On day one we took in the amazing murals of the Mission District; this student is looking at a mural of an alley of murals while standing in an actual alley of murals….upon our return we created murals and many other aspects of our trip to San Francisco.  After the one week trip we spent a week creating the Living Map of San Francisco in the studio showing the different neighborhoods and points of interest.

 

Famous Artists Spotted at Kensington Parade!

Memorial Day was beautiful at the annual Holiday at Home Parade in Kensignton.  Rare Hare Studio brought historical artists to the event; Georgia O'Keefe, Frida Kahlo, Annie Leibovitz, Andy Warhol, Salvador Dali and Vincent Van Gogh pictured here.
Memorial Day was beautiful at the annual Holiday at Home Parade in Kensignton. Rare Hare Studio brought historical artists to the event; Georgia O'Keefe, Frida Kahlo, Annie Leibovitz, Andy Warhol, Salvador Dali and Vincent Van Gogh pictured here.
Pop Artist, Andy Warhol shows off his soup can.
Pop Artist, Andy Warhol shows off his soup can.
Frida Kahlo and Georgia O'Keefe take break to discuss the importance of women artists in history.
Frida Kahlo and Georgia O'Keefe take break to discuss the importance of women artists in history.

Rare Hare Studio Celebrates 1 Year Anniversary!

People of all ages were getting into the fun at the one year anniversary party (2/21/09).
People of all ages were getting into the fun at the one year anniversary party (2/21/09).

The studio was all a buzz during the one year anniversary party!  Celebrating one year of art classes for children and families, and spreading awareness about recycling arts, the studio had a successful first year.  In our new location, only 2 doors down from the previous space, children and families have a bit more room to engage in art, both inside and on the new enclosed patio.  The big windows and great light, along with “garden” feel of the patio, make for a delightful environment for creating art.  The new building, a historical moment, built in 1925, adds to the character and experience of Rare Hare Studio.

The new studio space glows on Adams Avenue in Normal Heights.
The new studio space glows on Adams Avenue in Normal Heights.

ArtWalk On The Bay

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It was a beautiful day just south of Seaport Village for ArtWalk’s annual ArtWalk on the Bay, featuring KidsWalk, an area designated for kids to create art.   The Rare Hare F.A.I.R booth was in full effect, offering kids opportunities to make keychains and back pack ornaments from recycled materials.  A second project included using scrap slide card tabs to “tesselate” designs.  Similar to making mosaics or putting puzzles together, students used triangles and other shapes to create their own patterns.

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