In August 2023, Kaleidoscope and the Ontonagon Artist Collective piloted a one-week arts day camp. Every afternoon, young artists got their creativity flowing with a variety of arts and crafts projects inspired by summer camp, nature, and the great outdoors. Projects included sharpie and alcohol art, fairy houses, fabric collages, wool dying, and felted soap.

Choosing fabric for collages

Blowing on the sharpie and alcohol tile

Wool yarn and fiber dyed in the sun

Fairy house building day was a hit amongst the young artists

Sharpie and alcohol tiles

Sharpie ink transfer project

Sharpie and alcohol tile in progress

Working on their tiles. Ireland (middle) sports her t-shirt she made the day before using a similar technique.


By the end of the week, the kids were asking if the camp would happen again next summer. (The answer: most likely. It’s in the works!)

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