Our Director of Photography, Beth Reynolds, took some time to capture some images and thoughts at the Center for Clay Summer Art Camp, and in particular the activities of the ages 4-5 group that we inaugurated this year with support from the Creative Pinellas Rapid Returns grant. Some of our campers were from the Happy Workers Day Care Center, which is a partnership we are developing further.
Beth writes, "I saw the campers working on 2 projects, one for puppets for First Night and the second for beading to make bracelets to take home. The puppets were a multi-day project, which required layering of material, tying, decisions on materials, creative thought. The beading was a one day project that required planning, manual dexterity to beat on a small string, color placement, sizing."
"They had 2 tables with small groups, working together very well, conversations between children were about creative choices and they complimented each other on the making of the bracelets."