Build amazing works of art! Campers use alternative art supplies like found objects, recyclable materials, and rubbish to create unique, 3D sculptures of their own. They learn about and are inspired by famous artists who used unconventional materials to create masterpieces. Working with clay, campers learn hand-building and slab techniques to create functional and decorative pieces like planters, jewelry, or silly creatures. A quality enrichment experience in the visual arts, this camp encourages getting your hands dirty while having fun!
Director: A North Carolina native, Rashita Connelly is a painter and has been a high school art teacher in the city of Washington, D.C. for nearly six years. She received her Bachelor of Arts in Visual Art Design from North Carolina A&T State University and attended Howard University’s MFA painting program. Rashita works both as a professional artist and for the Smithsonian’s National Portrait Gallery. Her personal work explores a narrative of portraiture through the classical Baroque period. Rashita uses her extensive background and passion to educate and empower young people through the arts. Over her years as an art teacher, she has realized that scholars are able to achieve a sense of freedom and value in the creative process as they learn to create art.