The second day of camp was hotter and sunnier, but it seemed like the word had been spread more and we had three new students come for the day.
First everyone found something around the neighborhood for observational drawings–which meant not looking at their paper while drawing and trying to focus on observing the object ahead of them instead.
Then we talked about the sign again and covered what we had discussed the day before. From the first picture its very apparent that for a park meant for kids, the sign is way too tall to be helpful.
With the sun pounding down, we moved to the shade and talked about how the sign could be remade. Looking at different fonts and sign designs, the students sketched their own ideas for the new design.
Here the group is talking about the different options for fonts and how to incorporate elements from the park into the sign to make it unique to the park.
Before the camp day came to a close for the week, we talked about weaving and how to put some color into the park space.
Above, Katie talks about how she weaved these different samples and explained how the students could do the same with tape and the fence surrounding the park.
The tape was slippery, so it was nice having all of the extra hands to help keep it taught and make colorful patterns in the fence.
The finished weaving looks pretty neat, wouldn’t it be neat if the whole park was encircled with these colorful tapes?!