WEEK THREE

INSPIRED BY NATURE

This week, we'll be looking at all the textures and colors inspired by the quieter parts of nature.  Late summer can be full of bright, showy colors but have you ever sat and looked closely at all the colors in a small piece of moss or lichen?  Can you see all the different greys and browns that can show up on a small rock?  Or how different the color and texture of bark on one tree is from another? 

 

Get out your sketchbook or camera, and let's go on a hunt!

PAPER COLLAGE!

INSPIRED BY NATURE

WARM-up ACTIVITY

What piece of nature inspires you today?  Take a piece of paper (you can take one out from your sketchbook) and tear it into small pieces.  You can decide what shape and what size feels right to you.  Use your paints or the natural dyes that you discovered last week to dip and dye your pieces of paper to look or feel like a piece of nature. 

 

What happens when you use thinner or thicker paints and dyes?   What happens when you dip your paper for longer or shorter periods times?  Can you mix two colors together on the same piece of paper?  You can collect these pieces once they dry to glue into your sketchbook or to keep in your Case of Curiousities this week.

FRIENDSHIP BRACELET!

INSPIRED BY NATURE

Have you woven friendship bracelets for camp before? 

 

Use the collection of yarns included in your Explorer's Box to make a woven strap for your wrist, your sketchbook or even your Go Bag.  Does your woven strap have another purpose?  Show us your latest invention!

MOSSY ROCK, ROCK-Y POM POMS!

INSPIRED BY NATURE

Are they fuzzy, mossy rocks?  Rock-y yarn balls? 

 

We were inspired by our local flora and fauna to create the collection of colors that are in your Explorer's Box.  Use your sketchbook or an outdoor walk to collect colors and textures to inspire these fun and fuzzy pom poms.

A WOVEN TAPESTRY

INSPIRED BY NATURE

We love weaving!  Use your collection of yarns, along with any grasses, flowers or materials you find on your nature walk.  There are a lot of steps to get your loom ready, so don't worry if you get confused.  We'll review these steps on our call this week!

COLLECT & FIND

ONGOING WEEKLY ACTIVITIES

Campers can continue to replace items in their Case of Curiosities as they would like, to make a completely new collection each week or create their own evolving theme for their Cases.  

 

Campers are encouraged to document and sketch Find Four items each week (fauna, flora, fungi and a free item).  If any campers would like to share their work, please email us photos to post and share on social media and on the camp website.

READ!

POEMS FOR THE WEEK

August 8

 

Norman Jordan

There is no break

between

yesterday and today

mother and son

air and earth

all are a part

of the other

like

with this typewriter

I am connected

with these words

and these words

with this paper

and this paper with you.

Excerpt from Weaving

Lucy Larcom


All day she stands before her loom;
    The flying shuttles come and go:
By grassy fields, and trees in bloom,
    She sees the winding river flow:
And fancy’s shuttle flieth wide,
And faster than the waters glide.

PLUS A SELECTION from SPLIT ROCK BOOKS 

For Outside IN, we are reading WildwoodPablo & Birdy, Zoe in Wonderland and Pilu of the Woods.  Readers are invited to read at their own pace. For voracious readers, order more Outside IN books directly from Split Rock Books.

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