We here at The Cabin are frequently amazed by the unusual, out-of-the-box writing activities our camp instructors come up with. From Malia’s hula storytelling lessons to a teaching assistant who came to class wearing a wedding dress for inspiration, this summer brought all sorts of surprises. Perhaps the most magnificently peculiar prop materialized on the final day of the final camp, when instructor Adrian Kien introduced us to Geofferey.
Geofferey is a dismantled mannequin with three arms, 10 fingers, two mismatched legs, and, thanks to our Picture This campers, a lot of very intriguing marker tattoos.
While Adrian’s campers worked on enhancing Geofferey, Kerri Webster’s Picture This students decorated the path and walls leading down to the Jean B. Wilson Room, welcoming parents, relatives and friends to the gallery show Friday afternoon.
Creating these cardboard picture-window books introduced campers to the concept of upcycling: repurposing materials that might otherwise be discarded and elevating them with the addition of art and writing.
Terra cotta flower pots served as canvas for another art-writing activity.
Thank you, Picture This campers and instructors, for sharing your fascinating creations with us!