TAC Summer Camp, 2018: Week 2!
This week in TAC Summer Camp, the kids visited the Museum of Arts and Design to view Surface/Depth: The Decorative After Miriam Schapiro. Schapiro was an influential feminist artist who helped to make traditional crafts and decoration accepted into the art world. In response to the work they saw, our campers made collages on masonite as well as woven wall hangings decorated with glitter.
At the Schapiro exhibit, the kids saw her early works with geometric influences, as well as her later works, which incorporated found objects such as handkerchiefs, glitter, and fabric. I think we could clearly see Schapiro’s influence on their projects in summer camp.
The kids in Surface Design worked on collages on masonite board. They screenprinted doilies onto fabric, and then used colorful lace, printed fabric, and paint held down with Mod Podge in order to create. The weaving class used sparkly fabric, small calico printed cloth, handmade fabric flowers, and shiny thread that they made themselves using heat and bond and foil to create a wall hanging. The woven decoration was then finished off with glitter!
The messy art of screen printing.
A weaving in progress.
In the end, the kids were inspired by Schapiro’s blending of craft and traditional art to make their own unique pieces. They learned new techniques in weaving and collage in order to express themselves.