Friday, June 24, 2016

Last Day of Camp HeARTfull


WOW! What a week it has been! I hope you can see the joy of learning and creating on these camper's faces. I have had such a blast with these wonderful kiddos!

On our last day together, we looked at the idea of being changed into a new creature! In our heartful bible time we looked at scriptures that talk of this very thing.  For example:

2 Cor. 5:17 tells us:Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; old things have passed away; behold, all things have become new. 

On the board is ways in which to live out that transformation found in Romans 12:9-16

For our creative project we created specimen box butterflies. The campers had a great time creating their own beautiful butterflies as a representation of themselves and what happens when you give your life to Christ, you become a new creation alive this the Spirit of God living in you! Pretty awesome.  

We also shared our week with our parents with a mini art show. The perfect ending to Camp HeARTful. If you are interested in Camp HeARTful 2 contact me via this blog. 

Thursday, June 23, 2016

Camp HeARTfull ~Day#4

Lesson #5: Freedom

Can't you hear the Braveheart Battle cry?Freeedooommmm!
In our heartful bible lesson today we discussed what it means to be enslaved to sin. I asked the campers what kinds of ways are people entangled in sin. Here again is a great word picture from the bible about  being enslaved to something.
 I just love the answers these sweet children gave me. Things like: bad attitudes (had to smile at that one lynn), rebellion, back talking, lying, stealing, rolling your eyes.
These campers also talked about what keeps them enslaved. But the best part, was that they wrote a small prayer in their journals asking Jesus to help them with whatever it was. Priceless!
For their art project we collaged a heart and stamped and painted then put Galatians 5:1 across our hearts, figuratively and literally. 

The classroom at the end of our time.

Camp HeARTfull ~Day 3

The fun and learning continue! 

Lesson #3:Being Beautiful Vessels for God

During our heartfull bible time we looked at Isaiah 64:8 which talks about our Father as the potter and we are the clay.This word picture that He is molding and making into the kind of people He wants us to be, so we can do what He wants us to do. 

We discussed how man looks at our outsides but God see our true self, our hearts.
For our creative time we made vessels to hold a tea light and then symbolically painted our vessels after this verse. Wait till you see the insides!

  We also talked about what goes in is also what comes out of our hearts. So we looked up verse 4:8 in Philippians in the New Testament to find out how to do this.

Aren't they just marvelous! I love them so much!

Camp HeARTfull~Art Camp is Amazing Day 2

Lesson 2: Unique and Masterpiece

What ways are you unique? What is a masterpiece? We explored these questions in our next lesson. The kids brought up The Mona Lisa, brilliant! However not the masterpiece I was thinking of or wanted to teach them about.
The Mona Lisa by Leonardo Da Vinci
 During our heARTfull bible study time, we talked about the unique things our hands can do and came up with quite a list. Helping people, working, picking things up, praying, talking, creating things, serving, hitting, pinching, hurting, stealing.

During our creative time, the kids created their own masterpieces using their hands, a unique part of themselves.The kids painted their own canvas and put Isaiah 49:16 on it, in a unique way to remind them of God's love for them.

 Isaiah 49:16 says: "See, I have inscribed your name on the palms of My hands;"

Didn't they turn our wonderfully?
Stay tuned more wonderful art and faith coming your way tomorrow!

Camp HeARTfull Art Camp is Amazing!

Supplies! Check. Folders! Check. Bible Lessons! Check. Sign Made! Check 

Everything is ready.

Camp HeARTfull is named for a heart-full of God's word and ART. So each day the campers do a bible lesson and an art project connecting the biblical truths they learned that day. It is a great way to make it all stick! We had an awesome time learning who God created us to be AND doing fun art on day 1!
This is the best of bible study and art lessons for kids! 

Lesson 1: Plan and Purpose- God has a plan and we have a purpose! 

Squirt gun painting and material prep!
As we prepared our materials the kids learned that they also have a purpose. We too, are created with purpose and this is revealed to us as we grow in the strength and knowledge of our Lord.  

Holland and Lena painting abstractly!

Masterpieces Drying
The aftermath of squirt gun painting-doesn't it look like fun?

The purpose of their painting was finally revealed and they created a journal to hold their bible study lessons in for the week. From those sweet faces, it looks like they had fun creating.
More to come tomorrow!

Saturday, May 21, 2016

Art Camp Some Spots Still Available Register soon!

Just finalizing a few wonderful things...I am so excited, I could burst!

 Here are a few more details for those of you who need more info as you look ahead to the summer season! If you are like me, you like to have some of this kid stuff set before the end of the school year.


Camp begins June 20th-24th, 2016 from 10:00am-12:00pm


On May 1st, here at the blog the link will go live and once you click on it, it will take you directly to a registration form. Click HERE!


 $130.00 per camper. The great thing is, that this includes materials, yee haw! Once you are registered you will receive a confirmation letter that outlines the week of creative wonders, policies, expectations etc.I am able to take Paypal, Checks or Cash.


 The Lord has been percolating this idea within my heart for some time and now it is time to pour forth.  As I study and practice my own art, the Lord has been teaching me wonderful things about Himself and His purposes for my life  I want to teach and share with campers that they are fearfully and wonderfully created with purpose. I will use the creative process to help make that connection between art and their faith. So all our projects will have a spiritual element to our lesson time. Sweet! A two-fer: spiritual development and art instruction. Oh yea!


Campers will come to The Apprentice Art Studio located in N. Tacoma.This is where the magic happens!

For Who:

Kiddos 7-13 year old multi-age learning at its finest!


Use the contact box at the top left for questions concerning camp. I look forward to connecting!

Thursday, May 19, 2016

Vincent, Vino and ...Golf?

Yes there is such a thing! This year at the Camp McCullough Women's Golf Tournament,  I am donating a painting package for four and a tournament prize, $125.00 value.  This is The Apprentice Art Studio's version of a "paint and pour". I look forward  to a great evening of learning and painting with a little vino on the side! The bonus: the money raised will go to the scholarship fund at Camp McCullough to help kids who can't go to camp because of financial hardship. This is near and dear to my heart, because I love kids, art, and summer camp! It feels good to give back to my community too. If you would like to donate or sponsor a hole or even go play, go HERE for more information, or HERE to their Facebook page.

As they say, "it's for the kids."