LOCAL VISION CONTINUED - Summer Collaborations Art Camp
Mission: To provide an exciting summer arts program for kids and a relief for their parents! The Center will work with them from 8:30 – 3:30pm and provide a bagged lunch. Who: School children age range: 11+
Problem: Summer is always a challenge for working parents and for the community as a whole while children are out of school. This is a key time where idol hands and minds are looking for something to do and without structure children often times get into trouble.
Solution: Create a summer program that keep minds active and hands busy by making things that create a sense of self-worth. While there may be many art camps in the surrounding area there are none that are geared toward making things that make a huge difference in the lives of the youth and the community at large. David Heatwole’s Summer Collaboration Art Camp is dedicated to unite the participating youth while collaboratively working on making art that will be dedicated to local and national institutions and/or worthwhile causes.
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Educating the youth on how to work together Collaborativily
MORE ABOUT: This will be an exciting annual summer arts program for kids and a relief for their parents! The Center will work with them from 8:30 – 3:30pm and provide a bagged lunch.
Who: School children age range: 11+
What: What are Creative Community Collaborative arts? The children will work with artist David Heatwole and his team to create works of art that will be given to various humanitarian and environmental groups with facilities around the quad-state region and possibly even to an organization elsewhere in the nation. Children will learn a variety of art techniques and styles as well as lessons in art history. While this is to be primarily a hands-on art making summer camp, there will also be a lot of educational elements involving such topics as Math, Reading and even the Sciences.
Participants will start out working on their own art, then they will begin working on art projects with a partner. To further the goal these partners will then begin working in groups on much more complicated works of art.
Heatwole began working collaboratively on a series of art photos with friend and photographer David Shelby in the early 90s. Later he started working on simple drawings with artist colleagues. After getting the bug he started getting these fellow artists to meet at a local bar where they set up next to a musical act and painted collaboratively. Following this the group under Heatwole's direction started working larger. This is how Heatwole got hooked on working with others to make pieces that were larger than one person. Below are some samples: