Students at the Conyers ArtSmart Summer Camp were involved in numerous activities ranging from drawing to acting. This year's camp was held at Davis Middle School from June 17-20.
On the first day of camp, students in the watercolor class made masks. Abigail Oser made a mask by using complimentary colors. Dallas Northfleet made one using tracing paper. The class was led by Sheila Myers, who has been an instructor at the ArtSmart Camp for 13 years.
Students in the drawing class drew butterflies. The class was instructed by Orrin Morris who has been an instructor at the ArtSmart Camp for 11 years and also teaches at the Sketching Pad. This week, students studied shapes, shadows and texture. These skills were incorporated into coloring a hot air balloon on Thursday.
In music exploration, students learned about the music and food of different countries. They also learned about classical composers from Germany, including Beethoven and Mozart. Theresa Hamm-Smith, the instructor of music exploration and a former student of the Rockdale County Public School System, enjoys the opportunity of sharing music with children. She currently teaches preschool students at Conyers First United Methodist Church.
Students in adventures in art, led by Jay Domingo, made comics. He is an art teacher at Edwards Middle School and believes through art, young people can find themselves without as much structure and are able to express themselves in ways they are not used to. One of his goals for students is using the skills they have learned in art and apply them in the classrooms.