Bright Spots


DON’T YOU LOVE THE SOUND OF A RAINSTICK? In this week’s episode learn how to make one of your very own.  Played to ask for rain, rainsticks are believed to have originated in South America and were made from hollow cacti sticks, which were dried in the sun.  Since that long-ago time, rainsticks have also been made in Southeast Asia, Australia and Africa.  Be inspired to use your own rainstick to make some gentle accompaniment to family celebrations this summer and throughout the year! 

We all are still sad about not being able to have Grace Art Camp this summer, so we are busy creating weekly gifts for you. We call them “Bright Spots” – short videos led by our artists to inspire fun and creativity for you and your families. Each Wednesday through late August look for a new episode.

Video and Sound Design by Orie Weeks

New to Grace Art Camp this year, Fibre Artist LuAnn Rukke, fell in love with fabric and design as a young child, and at 13 she was making wearable art and selling to boutiques. She received her degree in textile and apparel design from Collège LaSalle Montréal. After returning to Oregon, she spent many years working for Chanel and being inspired. She taught quilting in Kampala, Uganda and traveled the world looking for exotic fabrics and techniques.  In late 2001, she created her own shop Fibers in Motion in Multnomah Village, offering Portland gorgeous fabrics, classes for adults and children and an inspirational store filled with ideas grounded in her interest in color and international and contemporary fabrics.  LuAnn continues to create her own fibre art, teach and share her love of this incredible medium.

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To help us produce this fun, short, on-line content as a weekly gift to our families, please consider donating to the Grace Art Camp Summer 2020 Creativity Fund. Visit our Contribute page to donate to the Creativity Fund. Thank you so much!