Monday, September 27, 2010

Music + Art = Camp MusArt

Eliza Grace had lots of fun at Camp MusArt last week. The camp's brochure says it all:

"Imagine a fun filled day exploring your creative potential through music, sign language, silly science experiments, muscle movement, improvisation, creative writing, and fun with languages, arts, crafts and much, much more!"

It was a week designed for a personality like Eliza Grace in mind.

Face painters came in to both paint the kids and teach them techniques.
A rainbow tiger.
A puppy.
Balloon artists did the same.She learned sign language, did yoga and created lots of different art projects, from painting to molding clay animals.

She also had daily lessons on the violin, guitar, piano, cello and recorder. Her favorite instrument was the cello!
On the final day, they had a recital in which the campers performed songs they had learned during the week: Twinkle Twinkle, Mary Had a Little Lamb, etc.

Eliza Grace was particularly excited since her Aunt Dawn and Grandfather also got to attend the performance. I was impressed with what they all learned in just one week. It was a great way to expose the children to a variety of instruments using the Suzuki method for teaching music. Who knows, cello lessons may be in her future!
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