Paper-quilled cells, Dia de los Muertos masks, brain yarn paintings....IS183 Art School's 8-10s summer camp last week was filled with all things anatomical! This camp combines all of my interests: bones, skulls, organs, and art; I love being able to offer it to IS183 campers!
We started each class guessing what animal each skull from my collection came from. I brought in skulls from a cow, beaver, deer, bobcat, and river otter, along with many bones from deer and cows. Our first project was inspired by one of my favorite artists, Georgia O'Keeffe; animal bone landscapes! We had our own Dia de los Muertos celebration and made elaborate sugar skull masks and colorful papel picado banners. Later in the week we used our imaginary microscopes to examine the differences between plant and animal cells and created our own diptychs using the sophisticated paper-quilling technique. The students brought so much enthusiasm and creativity to each project resulting in an AWESOME art show!