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The Forest Through a Child’s Eye, One Tree at a Time

Growing our programs for the whole family, Feather River Art Camp introduces a Nature Photography course for kids 6-12. interview with Ed Mickens Link to Anna's class at Art Camp Part introduction to an art form, part science and environmental awareness, and part "just for fun," Kaminska's class will expand the camp's recreational program to [...]

By |2018-12-28T10:26:35+00:00December 21st, 2018|Camp Currents|0 Comments

Evolving Through a Glass Bead with Harlan Simon

By Ed Mickens   "Beads are something material which hint at the transcendent. Maybe beads even embody it, serving as a sort of bridge, a reminder, or at same time even perhaps harbinger, of the transcendent," writes Harlan Simon in his blog (harlanglass.tumblr.com).  Harlan Simon loves glass. Not only does he create glass beads of [...]

By |2017-11-30T17:57:08+00:00November 30th, 2017|Camp Currents|0 Comments

Finding Joy in (Just) Four Strings

By Ed Mickens “The ukelele is an awesome instrument,” says Larry Ferrara. “It’s easy to learn and play, even for absolute beginners. In just a few lessons, I can introduce people to a new art form—making music—and know that they’ll take that experience home with them, maybe even explore more. I find that very satisfying.” [...]

By |2017-02-20T21:27:42+00:00February 18th, 2017|Camp Currents|0 Comments

Expansion through Limitation

A Conversation with Artist Linda Lemon, Paper Maker and Mixed Media Instructor "People long to be recognized, they want to be invited out to play. I’ve seen it change people’s lives – this jolt of pure inspiration. You are changed, something is unlocked, and you can never go back.” Interview with Ramona d'Viola and Karen [...]

By |2016-11-09T10:46:07+00:00December 29th, 2015|Camp Currents|2 Comments

On Creativity, Interview with a Woodcarver – Part II

Part II - Interview with Sheri Tharp - Woodcarving Teacher "One of things that we have in my studio, is that we don't make mistakes, just design changes. Some of the very best projects are ones that have changed direction because of a mistake."   Part Two of a two part interview. The First Part [...]

By |2016-11-09T10:46:07+00:00September 20th, 2015|Camp Currents|0 Comments

On Creativity, Interview with a Woodcarver – Part I

Interview with Sheri Tharp - Woodcarving Teacher Sheri Tharp in her studio   Part One By Anne Merkeleson   Last week, Karen LeGault, art camp director and a painting teacher for many years, and I had a chance to sit down with woodcarving instructor Sheri Tharp in her sunny Berkeley studio. Sheri is offering a [...]

By |2016-11-09T10:46:07+00:00September 20th, 2015|Camp Currents|0 Comments