Creative fun from home!

We are all sad about not being able to have Camp this summer, so Grace Art Camp has a gift for you! “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.

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.

Please enjoy this story of Two Goats performed by storyteller Alton Takiyama-Chung. Alton, who wonderfully tells two or three stories at Grace Art Camp each summer, is a Japanese-Korean storyteller, who grew up with the superstitions and the magic of the Hawaiian Islands.  He tells stories of Hawaii, of the Japanese-American experience of WWII, and Asian folktales, and has performed at the Timpanogas and the National Storytelling Festivals, and at international storytelling festivals in the Cayman Islands, Singapore, India, Vietnam, and Thailand.  He also is a former Chairman of the Board of Directors for National Storytelling Network, the national organization for US storytellers.  You can find out more about Alton at  or

Two Goats Paper Action Figures Print Out

Please watch and enjoy Melissa’s Mandala Coasters! Melissa, who usually teaches in the clay and sculpture studio at Camp, received her Bachelor of Arts in Art History from the University of Illinois and has since worked with students in museums, schools and camps. To learn more about Melissa and her art visit her website, Etsy, or Instagram.

Please watch and enjoy Kristin and Mariann’s Floral Lace Collage! This piece was originally inspired by the paper cuts of Henri Matisse. Kristin grew up in camp, attended San Francisco Art Institute, and teaches in the visual arts studios at camp. A lifelong maker and artist, Mariann is our Operations Manager and Registrar.