The one-week summer studio session merges conceptual development with hands-on explorations and emphasizes the importance of the design process from the initial idea to the final product. Through one-on-one instruction with local designers you will develop your unique voice and individual abilities to bring creative ideas to life by utilizing critical thinking techniques that artists, architects, and designers rely on to convey conceptual and real propositions. In the collaborative studio setting you will explore hand-drawing, printmaking, physical modeling, sculpture, collage, and many other forms of creative media.
Clearly, I’d found the camp to send Hayley. She had a fantastic time and the last day they had an exhibit of all of their work from the week.
Her favorite piece, this stencil she designed, they cut for her and she used oil pastels to fill in:
Video of Hayley presenting her work to the group and instructors:
The photos are a bit blurry as Hayley took them in the NCCU gym (and gyms always have terrible light) but they are pretty awesome photos of Hayley and her friend with some very cool folks at NC ProAm basketball tonight. They were excited to watch some summer basketball and get autographs from a bunch of UNC players – Harrison Barnes, Kendall Marshall, Dexter Strickland, PJ Hairston, Raymond Felton and John Henson.
I’ll post more pictures later.
Hayley and her friend with Harrison Barnes
Hayley and her friend with Kendall Marshall
Kendall wore some neon pink laces and Hayley loves neon and had her own neon laces on tonight so he took a photo of she and her friend’s shoes with his and tweeted it. I love that kid!
Hayley’s grandmother, grandfather and aunt on her birthdad’s side were in town for a doctor’s appt so we met them for lunch. Hayley got to meet Jordan, Regina’s grandson and we all enjoyed a relaxing lunch and a chance to catch up until the ugliest, darkest storm clouds rolled in. I swear we all took off for our cars out of fear!
We went up to Blacksburg for a Fourth of July vacation. Blacksburg is so lovely in the summer when it is just sweltering down here. I know Jeff was happy to visit Virginia Tech’s campus as well since it had been a few years.
The big news was that Jeff and his folks ran the Shawsville 5K. Jeff did great for his first race, his mom was first in her age group and his dad was third – the rest of us just slept in and then drove around in the Jeep cheering for them. Just for the record, Grandma Sharen crushed everyone in croquet twice. She was on the winning girls team for games with me and Hayley as well. I think that means Grandma Sharen wins the Fourth of July.