Today in our blog I will be talking about our photography class, the new workshop for the art garden and our art class we are having for the art fair at Christ Methodist Day School. In our photography class we have been working with a really nice person, Ms. Andrea Morales. Ms. Andrea loves taking pictures and helping others. She had a class that some students attended and we took pictures of things in the neighborhood. The students then created collages with the pictures they took using an app called “Photoshop”. After that they created paint skins using tarps and acrylic paint. They will print pictures on the paint skins and transfer them to a canvas to make it look cool.
Oh! And the new Purple House! We are building a workshop across the street from the Purple House. It’s a place where there will be bike classes, sewing classes and furniture building classes. Thank you to the BDC Job Training program for the work they have done on the house.
We are also doing an art class to get ready for an art show at Christ Methodist Day School. This art show will be Thursday February 18th. Come look at some of the art work that art garden students have made!
Over the past weeks some of our staff at the Art Garden took a trip to Philadelphia. While they were in Philadelphia they went to see another art garden and other art in the city. Some of our kids drew pictures for Christian Robinson to visit the Purple House. Christian is an illustrator that came to the garden from California and he draws pictures for books. Christian Robinson had art classes for kids at the Purple House and we learned about his books. Some kids who are in the boys club took a field trip to Bridges. Bridges is a place where you can learn team work and have fun at the same time. This week we are doing photography with Ms. Andrea. This is the second time we are doing photography at the Purple House and it is a great class for older kids. Thanks for tuning in with me and keep reading for the blogging I will be doing. —Brandon “BJ” Philmore
Ms. Tarlisa and The Village of Arts and Humanities in Philadelphia.
Thanksgiving at the Art Garden!
Jaylen showing illustrator Christian Robinson a painting inspired by his book, Leo.
Hi, it’s Brandon again and I will be taking about what happened over spring break at the Carpenter Art Garden. On Tuesday the art garden it was Saint Patricks day. The art garden took field trips for younger kids and older kids during spring break. The first thing that we did was take the little kids from the art garden on a field trip to Overton Park. They found shells and play at the park. The second thing that went on that week was the older kids took a field trip to the Metal Museum. I went to the Metal Museum and we made a scratch block by making designs in a block of sand and hot pouring aluminum on top. Then we saw a blacksmith make many other things out of metal. At the museum he made a hook using three tools and fire. When the hook was finished it was really hot so the black smith moved the hook in to water and there was a lot of steam. After the Metal Museum we went to a restaurant called Arcade and we all all ate lunch. On Saturday we had a potluck for the neighborhood and people could sign up for vegetable box in our garden. And there you have it, the things we did over spring break and I will be looking forward to talking to you guys another time.
Students checking out the lion paw mold at the Metal Museum
Finding shells at Overton Park
Hey! My name is Brandon and I will be updating the art garden Instagram and making blogs about the Carpenter Art Garden. I am in 8th grade at Lester Middle School and I will be your new updater.
I have been coming to the Carpenter Art Garden for 2 years after I moved from South Memphis. I heard about the art garden by many friends telling me to come and join the garden to do art. I am involved in clubs and church at the art garden The club I am involved in at the art garden is the boys comic club. The reason I like spending time at the garden is because I hang with friends and do arts and crafts. My favorite memory at the art garden is when we built the stage. I celebrated my birthday on that day and helped build the stage for when we do plays and different shows.
The art garden is important because you could make better decisions by coming here and not be on the streets doing things you’re not suppose to do. You learn new things about art and new things you can do with art. I think the garden means big things to the neighborhood because it helps kids learn new things and gives them an opportunity to come and have fun and make different things with art. We want more people to experience the garden and meet different types of people who have talent.
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Brandon “BJ” Philmore
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