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Things are picking up around here at the Summer Studio as the campers move further through the week and deeper into their designs. Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday of camp this week held a variety of projects, outings, and challenges for the campers to complete to continue building their imaginations and a spirit of teamwork, as well as confidence in their creative work and abilities. Ms. Réna may or may not have taught all of us The Hustle during breaks, as well.
Some exciting news: we welcomed two new students to the camp, as well as two new counselors! Jesse has stepped into the role of Design counselor, and Justina into the role of Build counselor. The more the merrier, and our team is not lacking in merriment.
On Tuesday, the campers were given a series of challenges using 100 bricks to create different sculptures, with the purpose of encouraging teamwork and the concept of creating something out of nothing. The original designs the campers came up with were nothing short of impressive, from robots, to domino effects, to a "Tired-a-Lot" logo thanking our fearless leader, Réna.
Wednesday was spent primarily indoors as the campers were introduced to several sketching projects which led to building models of their designs, led by our new Design and Build counselors, Jessie and Justina, as well as our Junior counselor, Sam.
Thursday was an exciting day as the students were able to take the rough sketches and models they created, get into groups, and based off of those models design a sculpture together--something that would meet some sort of community need. Then, we all piled into the van and headed down the road to Menards, where we picked up the materials needed to make these sculpture designs a reality.
The campers look forward to working on these sculpture designs a bit further to end the week, and then presenting their creations and ideas on how to better the community in a neighborhood event Tired-a-Lot will be hosting on Monday. The event will take place in the currently empty lot that the campers will eventually be using as the space that will house their project. Through this, we hope to invite the community into what Tired-a-Lot is working on this summer, sharing and receiving insight into how we can all work together to make our neighborhood a better place.