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Summer Art Colony Update: August 12-16, 2019

Magic on Film @ Governors Island

Filmmakers are collaborating on an original movie with supernatural elements! After developing the story, students wrote the entire script, created animations for the movie’s credits, and built props. The actors are cast and we’re in full production mode, filming on location around the island and in the house.

Architecture @ Governors Island

Students in this week’s Architecture camp have been learning about the history of architecture, including important innovations and elements of buildings. They have been going on walks, making memory maps of Governors Island, and creating architectural drawings of the island’s historic buildings. They are now working together to design and construct model buildings for a dream city!

Art Adventurers @ Governors Island

This week’s Art Adventurers have been painting self-portraits, creating handmade sketchbooks, making clay sculptures of creatures they have seen around the island, and constructing colorful fairy houses!

More in Art Colony

  • Tiny Islands @ Governors Island Students in Tiny Islands have been using many different materials and techniques to create their own miniature worlds! Students have gone on scavenger hunts around the Island and made temporary sculptures outside… Read more

  • Landscape Painting @ Governors Island The students in this week’s class have been creating landscape paintings from observation and from their imagination. Whether working en plein air or in the classroom, they have been learning… Read more

  • Upcycled Art and Design @ Governors Island The Upcyclers have been turning trash into treasure! Using found and repurposed materials such as recycled plastic and cardboard, they have been making original artworks ranging from loom… Read more

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