For the past four years our daughter, Mackenzie, has been attending the Seven Hills Art Camp that is held during the summer. For the first time, they expanded it to two weeks this summer. The theme for the first week was wings, with a focus on birds. Mackenzie’s favorite part was making bird kites! The camp was founded and taught by Roberta Hammer, family friend and local artist. Throughout the year, Roberta also hosts an art class weekly at the Good Samaritan Center and gives lessons on various art methods to the students of various ages.
This year, Roberta asked my husband, Jason, if he would co-teach the camps with her. He enjoyed getting to be a part of the experience in teaching the camp! Here’s a feature of some of their work together over the past two weeks:
They made a giant nest that was big enough for all of the campers to fit in!
These photos above were all taken by Dr. S. Jason Cole.
The second week of Art Camp was themed “Pollinators”
Jason taught all of the students how to make their own insects out of wire by bending and shaping it to look like their pollinator.
My husband Jason taught the students lessons in stop-motion animation. Here are some videos from the two weeks:
My husband Jason is a jack of all trades. I often refer to him as the Renaissance Man, because he likes projects and art of all kinds, and he seems to be good at everything. This past week he was asked to make a special gift for a father who runs in Ironman Triathlons. They wanted him to have it for inspiration in his work out room!
Here are some progress pictures from the making of the sign:
Jason built this sign a little different than the others he’s been making, creating a light box for additional accent.
Our dining room table often becomes a workbench, because we don’t have a workshop, yet.
He even lets Mackenzie in on the fun. Notice that he’s carefully observing the whole time! (Serious about his work!)
By cutting out the logo of the triathlons, He can create a lit effect from behind that really makes it pop!
Putting the finishing touches along the edges. All of Jason’s work is hand painted.