After drawing the pattern and painting mosaic pieces, Chloe Chen, 12, cuts part of the painted paper before gluing it onto her mosaic Wednesday afternoon during Camp Blue Sky backstage at the Stauffacher Theatre at State Fair Community College. The students looked at Greek mosaic images and then tried to create their own. The camp’s theme is “Greece is the word.” The annual camp began Monday and continues through Friday.
Trying to avoid elimination during Splat, Fisher Jenkins, left, and Arrianna Ciccone, right, yell “splat” as Isabella Lefourneau ducks after instructor Sydney Crank called her name during the theater portion of their day Wednesday afternoon.
Alice Snyder, 10, left, draws a cat as Isabella Stringham, 10, draws a bow and arrow on the sidewalk outside the Daum Museum of Contemporary Art for shadow photography. When the sun and clouds were cooperating Wednesday afternoon, the students were drawing with chalk and then taking photos of their shadows with the image, Photography and Mixed Media Instructor Marlo Siron explained. Her class includes students in grades third through sixth.
Once Isabella Stringham, left, finished her bow-and-arrow chalk drawing, Alice Snyder uses an iPad to take a photo of the shadows of Stringham’s arms as part of their shadow photography project Wednesday afternoon. The girls were dressed up for Greek Monster and Gods Day at Camp Blue Sky.
Using various colors of Sharpie, Maggie Meyer, 12, finishes up her Greek plate Wednesday afternoon during Camp Blue Sky backstage at the Stauffacher Theatre. Instructor Kelly Chaplin-Hagen said the students looked at examples of Greek plates and then created her own, which she was going to bake to make the Sharpie permanent. She said the Enrichment class, which is comprised of students in seventh through ninth grades, stayed with the same instructors all day, was later going to read about Greek fables and then draw pictures to explain the stories.
Theater instructor Sydney Crank points to the next student to join in the beat game on the Stauffacher Theatre stage Wednesday afternoon. The students each chose the name of a fruit and created their own beat for it, then said their beat over and over again as Crank added more students to the mix. The exercise was to help the students focus on their own parts, as they would have to in a real play.
From left, Sunnie Magnuson, Marcella Gonzalez, Jessie Boone, Claudia Gonzalez and Courtney Balke look to Madison Canon to see what her word will be in One-Line Story, an exercise where the students together created a story, but each student only said one word. Theater instructor Sydney Crank said throughout the week they were focusing on Greek terminology and how the theater was set up in Greek days, as well as how acting was different since actors had to wear masks, making body movement even more important.