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The Art of Printmaking

Posted by Tracey Dreesen on Saturday, July 14, 2012, In : Art 
I saw several examples of this simple printmaking method on Pinterest, and found it to be the perfect solution for teaching kids about the art of printmaking without the use of sharp tools. The results are beautiful, and even the simplest design looks fantastic as a print series or a card.



The kids had so much fun scratching their images into the styrofoam, spreading the ink onto the tray and onto their handmade printing plate and then pressing down onto cardstock. The reveal is the most excit...
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SWING!

Posted by Tracey Dreesen on Saturday, July 14, 2012, In : LEGO 


Sometimes a swing is not just a swing.. our campers could not resist adding motors to this basic LEGO® Swing Model to create a hair-raising, high-powered machine for some hilarity...



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Boys Love Art, LEGO and Star Wars!

Posted by Tracey Dreesen on Saturday, July 14, 2012, In : Art and LEGO 
The first week of camp, our LEGO enthusiast boys took part in the Bricks & Brushes Camp built models and created with loads of bricks, but also created these fabulous mixed-media 3D canvas paintings. We had a couple of avid Star Wars fans as you can see!











We created these masterpieces by planning our design, making LEGO men out of plaster using a mold, painting on a 5x7 canvas using acrylic paints, then gluing our characters into the scene. We finalized our works of art using inexpensive frames...
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I am the Art Director and Owner of a new studio in Oakville, Ontario. It's been a dream come true bringing a childhood and lifelong dream to fruition! My studio offers Art, Mixed-Media and LEGO brick building classes, it's all about creativity here, and our mission is to keep all children engaged at their own level. Thanks for stopping by to see what we are up to now!

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