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ArtMarks: Cooperative Creations
ArtMarks: Cooperative Creations



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Many children just get started on a papier mache sculpture or a found object creation in their regular art classes during the school year only to be told that it is time to stop, clean up and go to another class or activity. In this one week summer school setting, students will be able to create a variety of 3-D projects using materials such as papier mache, wire, found or discarded objects and recycled materials collected from our own homes. Students will have time to explore and experiment with different ways of attaching and building armatures using these and other materials in a relaxed and small group environment.

This summer the 3-D construction session will have a “cooperative” emphasis. For instance, students will begin with a large group “construction” which will then inform a smaller individual version created by the student. Another experience would have students creating 2 smaller projects and then contribute one of them to create a large group construction. Being a team player and learning from one another will be fun and informative to all the participants! Come with a creative and open mind dressed in appropriate “art-making” clothing as we will get messy!

Students may take just one week of Art Marks or may enroll in two or three weeks!

NOTE: All students should bring a bag lunch each day. SPA is a nut-safe campus so do not bring lunches that include nuts."

Teacher: Patty Paulus, a recently retired SPA Lower School Art Teacher, returns to develop and teach this new art program called ART MARKS for younger students in this relaxed day-long summer school art opportunity. After teaching art from 1998-2016 at the SPA Lower School and previously teaching K-6 in the Anoka Hennepin School District for 11 years, Patty aka Mrs. Paulus loves teaching this age group and looks forward to sharing her extensive art education background and knowledge with her students. She is a practicing artist and paints in her private art studio in the Dow Building located on University Avenue and Hampden in St.Paul. Patty also has her paintings exhibited with a variety of other local artists in The Dow Art Gallery which is open to the public during regular gallery hours. Her website is www.pattypaulus.com and if you click on “In the Gallery” you can view her narrated videos to see and learn about her paintings and the stories behind them.

Dates: June 24-28, 2019
Time: 9:00 am to 3:00 pm
Location: Goodrich Campus
Open to: Students entering grades 3-5 in Fall 2019
Enrollment Maximum: 15