A Post from Family Camp

Children's CenterSilk Painting We’re finishing up a week at Family Art Camp in Idyllwild. It’s a treat to be overwhelmed the time, means, and instruction to create. It’s especially great to be instructed by teachers that work as professional artists in their fields,  on a campus that is a year round arts and performing arts school.

The selection of classes varies from year to year slightly but are plentiful. The options are maddening because there is so much to do that is interesting.  We huff and puff (Idyllwild is at altitude – about 6000 feet) from class to class trying to take in all we can.  It happens only once a year and it is truly magical.

This year’s workshops were:

  • Advanced Digital Imaging and Photography
  • Appreciating Shakespear
  • Bach to Blues: How to Understand Music
  • Batik and Tie Dye
  • Bear Making and More
  • Cast, Carve, Create
  • Ceramics
  • The Children’s Musical (Summer School House Rock!)
  • Collage
  • Comic Book Journals
  • Singing
  • Folk Instruments
  • Harmonica
  • Hikes
  • Jewelry
  • Life Drawing
  • Mosaic Madness
  • Pine Needle Baskets
  • Silk Painting
  • Stone Carving
  • Strawberry Creek Journal
  • Writing the Memoir
  • Yoga
Lest this sound like a marketing post for Idyllwild, let me say definitively that I am getting no remuneration.
SchnapIn fact, don’t come.  There are mosquitoes and biting flies.  Lodgings are in barebones dorm rooms (bunks anyone?).   Happy Hour includes children running underfoot. People break into song spontaneously.  The food is strictly cafeteria fare and includes a non dairy frozen dessert product.  Family Camp doesn’t happen but once a year, and we’re signed up for eternity according to my children, so we’re picky about who else comes.  And I do not want anyone getting in the way of getting my projects done or showing up my kids at the talent show.   Talent Show

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2 Responses to A Post from Family Camp

  1. Lynda says:

    Sounds like an amazing week!

  2. Pingback: Matisse Play | piecedgoods

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