Community Art in Concho

Art is in the air! On Halloween I was face painting at the Concho school and I recently led a Printmaking Workshop with fun Thanksgiving Activities. I've been exploring printmaking activities for kids that work well for summer art camps, as well as community art projects of all kinds.

Over the past year I've had the opportunity to participate in several fun art projects within the Concho community. I have enjoyed sharing my knowledge of art and printmaking with students at the Concho Elementary School and with the kids at the Activity Center After School Program. We've really had a good time together and I am looking forward to participating in more art projects with the folks in Concho.

We also participated in the Concho Holiday Bazaar this past weekend, as well as showed at the Arts and Crafts Festival this summer.

To read more about community art projects in Concho view the following links.

Concho Holiday Bazaar
A colorful display: sterling silver jewelry, beaded earrings, abstract paintings and an array multi-colored scarves.
Printmaking Workshop – Thanksgiving Placemat Activity
Working with the Concho After School Program we made lots of placemats for our community Thanksgiving meal. Students were introduced to simple printmaking techniques that they used to quickly make colorful patterns.
Halloween Face Painting
I really enjoyed face painting at the Halloween Trunk or Treat. I'm getting to know the Concho students and I look forward to the next face painting opportunity.
Concho Arts and Craft Festival
This summer we participated in the First Annual Concho Arts and Crafts Festival. We used our geodesic dome as a vending tent to display prints, paintings and jewelry.
Summer Art Camp - Abstract Art & Printmaking Activities
A summer printmaking workshop for Concho students. which including relief printing, monoprints, printing with found objects, and making rubber stamps. These projects put recycled materials to use and also encourage self directed creativity.

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