This week during Little Tree Art Camp we each created our very own corrugated ship. Once our pieces were cut, we glued and painted the main ship. We made purple mermaids, red dragons and even blue dolphins.
The next day we designed our ships flags and painted the ships name on the bow.
We created 5 funny crew members to sail our ships. Some crews were families, other crews protected animals, and some were pirates! Artists used decorated tape and roving wool and other items to accessorize their crew members. Crows nests were made a top of the sails so crew members could search for land.
Each ship had a figure head and a tail made after the name of the boat. We glued our pieces together and planned out the rest of the ships details such as the sail, anchor, lifeboats, hull and steering.
Each ship carried special cargo of all types; Sushi, cookies, spaghetti, marshmallows and treasure boxes full of gold found on our neighborhood treasure hunt.
Sails were sewn so they could be pulled up in heavy winds.
Anchors and panels were made and painted, ladders were strung and even lower decks with bunk beds were created!
Pirate stories were told.
Artists dressed the part for the treasure hunt, even the teachers of course! Little Artists had to answer five riddles to receive clues to lead them to the treasure.
We shared our creations with each other, comlipmenting each others cool ideas and fun ship additions.