The final camp of the summer, Book Illustration Camp was a blast for everyone involved! Our campers read many books, learned how to draw their favorite cartoons, and made great friendships.
The beginners section had so much fun! They got to work with many different mediums, including oil pastels, watercolor, and mixed media projects. They learned how to draw Minions from the Despicable Me series, how to make book scenes from different mediums, and how to create beautiful art using oil pastels and watercolor paint.
The intermediates started off by learning how to draw their favorite characters. They also learned new techniques for using watercolors, including drawing over watercolor with pencil and drawing with oil pastel and then applying the watercolor paint. The week was dedicated to expanding and perfecting the students’ drawing skills, and then finishing the work with color.
Guest Speaker: Mary E. Evans
Mary E. Evans, an author, spoken word poet, and middle school teacher, visited Book Illustration Camp on Friday and read the students her book, Thunder and Lightning. The campers loved the interaction with the poetic words, and they enjoyed hearing from the artist who did the illustrations, Luis Perez, over video. After reading the book downstairs, the campers went upstairs and copied Perez’s illustrations, and then Evans gave them the text of her next book and asked them to illustrate it on their own.
The campers loved meeting an author and getting to understand how to be an illustrator. Mrs. Evans’s visit was a fitting culmination to the week’s activities.
The Art Center has loved hosting art camps for the past six weeks, and we look forward to next year!