TAC Summer Camp: Week 1!

The first week of summer camp was exciting for all! The campers visited the Georgia O’Keeffe Exhibit at the Brooklyn Museum where they learned about the inner and outer persona of Georgia O’Keeffe. Inspired by her art, the weavers got to make their own kimonos and the surface designers created their own scarf bags that exhibited the inner and outer persona just like Georgia O’Keeffe!

Camper silk painting

Camper silk painting

During our field trip, the campers explored different areas of the museum; from the Infinite Blue exhibit to The Dinner Party exhibit. They saw video installations, a room full of blue artifacts, floral and landscape paintings, ceramic pots and more. The kids drew replications of what they loved and loved the simplicity of Georgia O’Keeffe’s dresses.

Students at

Students drawing at the Brooklyn Museum

drawing at brooklyn museum

For the weaving project, the weavers created mood boards that illustrated their choice of colors and their feelings. The surface designers wrote on a black rayon cloth all the words they identified with.

The campers used bleach pens to write how they felt about themselves.

The campers used bleach pens to write how they felt about themselves.

Camper weaving her Obi

Camper weaving her Obi

Camper using bleach pen to write about her outer persona.

Camper using bleach pen to write about her outer persona.

By the second day, the kids had already learned to weave at a rapid pace! They patterns like the plain and twill weave and even created patterns of their own! The surface designers learned through silk painting how to create secondary colors like purple and green. Some of their favorite colors!

Campers display their final woven pieces!

Campers display their final woven pieces!

Camper poses wearing her final surface design project - a silk painted scarf that also turns into a bag and anything your heart desires!

Camper poses wearing her final surface design project – a silk painted scarf that also turns into a bag and anything your heart desires!

Stay tuned for more TAC Summer Camp updates, and follow us of Facebook to see more photos from Week 1! While summer camp sessions are almost FULL, there are still a few seats available for Weaving and Surface Design camps for kids ages 5-12 in Brooklyn and Manhattan. Learn more + join the fun!

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