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Creative campers

ART IMITATING ART - Carr Elementary School hosted a 21st Century Community Learning Center camp last week that allowed local students to receive some hands-on art experiences. Called “The Science of Art,” the second day of camp gave students the opportunity to learn about American artist Jackson Pollack and how he created his unique works of art. The campers placed cutout letters of their names strategically on black construction paper, chose marbles dipped in various colors of paint and rolled the paint-covered marbles on the construction paper that had been placed in a large cardboard box top. The rolling marbles left behind tracks of paint of various lengths and varying colors on the paper simulating the splatter-like strokes Pollack predominantly used. Some of the campers figured out ways to make unusual patterns with the marbles by moving the box top in different ways and manipulating the paint. After the paint had dried overnight, the campers removed the letters that left behind the campers’ names within their paintings. The Pollack-like activity was held during the second session of two summer camps. The first session focused more on math and science activities. The two camps were open to Fulton Independent School’s students who had completed the second through seventh grades at the end of the 2012-2013 school year. The summer camps were funded with 21st CCLC funds.

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