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SPRING BREAK CAMP 2018

BLOSSOM WITH CREATIVITY, COMMUNITY, & JOY! Celebrate the renewal of the earth this spring with a folktale from China known as “The Empty Pot.” Art projects using up-cycled materials for projects in fibre arts, ceramics, theatre & storytelling, and visual arts will grow and blossom daily, culminating in […]

GRACE ART CAMP 2018

COLORS OF THE SILK ROAD Stories from Central Asia Did you know that “salom” is an informal way of saying “hi” in Uzbekistan? That the word “stan” is a Persian suffix meaning “land of”?  Or that five religions co-existed and mingled in Central Asia, the region of the oldest […]

THE ART OF RECYCLING FESTIVAL

Sunday, November 19, 12-3PM PLEASE JOIN Grace Institute and Grace Art Camp Artists for a community National Recycling Day celebration to honor our beautiful Bull Run watershed and its ecosystems. Funded by a generous grant from the East Multnomah Soil & Water Conservation District, this event features a […]

week 7 has begun!

    Yesterday returning campers recalled, and shared with new campers, the many things we do at Art Camp together each year — make art, listen to stories, dance together, be “dramatic”, sing — lots of singing, and just being together while doing all these things. We sang […]

week 6 – the week of wishes

Thursday and Friday were chock full of Star Festival activity — miniature shoji screens, glass furin, koi ponds, fishing poles, sumi painted scrolls, hanko (stamps with designed and personalized signature), clay olympics, accessories inspired by Japanese streetwear known as “fruits”, polka dotted collages and giant block printing of […]

week 6 – taiko wednesday

    Sashiko literally means “little stabs” and is a kind of embroidery campers have been learning in the fibre arts studio. Taiko is the word for “drum” and Portland Taiko graced Art Camp today with many kids of Japanese style drums in the Music & Dance Studio […]

tuesday week 6

We started the day with a singing medley of our top morning songs followed by  the beginning of Tanabata, the ancient legend behind the Star Festival celebrated in Sendai (in August according to the lunar calendar). Storyteller Anne introduced us to a set of twins and two stars […]