SUMMER CAMPS, WEEK 2: RIVER ARTISTS
Spree campers became river artists in our second week of summer camp, creating amazing works while learning about their environment.
Campers at Johnson Habitat Park worked with a local artist, Michele Brown, to complete the mural on the SPREE Headquarters building. Michele studied art and illustration at the Pratt Institute in New York City, and now she stays active in the Denver community attending art shows, working as a contract artist and teaching art.
We used painting techniques from Michele to create members of the SPREE Force and had fun as designers and runway models in our recycled fashion show.
Campers at the Cherry Creek Train focused on the natural beauty that is in the ecosystem around camp. We investigated the ecosystem and drew the landscape around us. We also got to go on an ark walk to Confluence Park and saw some inspiring art and murals created by local artists.
We made our own sculptures out of natural items by the creek and then went into Denver to explore the many beautiful pieces of 3D art there! Later in the week we traveled downtown to the Denver Art Museum and got to do lots of hands-on exploring. We saw may beautiful, creative, and interesting pieces of art!
Michele Brown also worked with The Greenway Foundation to create a mural inside our Cherry Creek Train camp location. See more of her artwork at www.lamanoart.com.