Teen Camp 2017 “Wattle and Daub”
When: June 5-9
Instructors: Mary Roediger and Lyn Stanton
For Teens going into 8th-12th grade
“Wattle and Daub is a composite building material used for making walls, in which a woven lattice of wooden strips called wattle is daubed with a sticky material usually made of some combination of wet soil, clay, sand, animal dung and straw. Wattle and daub has been used for at least 6,000 years and is still an important construction material in many parts of the world. Many historic buildings include wattle and daub construction, and the technique is becoming popular again in more developed areas as a low-impact sustainable building technique.” -Wikipedia
Why the goofy title? Well, this week we will focus on fibers and clay. The two mediums and their related concepts will weave together to create an amazing week of learning and creation. At teen camp, we take a different tact than at our camps for younger children. Teen Camp is for students who are interested in the arts and highly motivated to learn and to create. This week is all about expression, skill building and the artistic process. Students will see examples of many different types of art and learn about how artists reflect society and utilize new technologies as well as ancient techniques. This week is an immersive art experience.