The intention of Sacred Heart education is to address the whole person. You come as you are and are cared for with great love. The hope is to implant you a sacred love for yourself, to challenge you to be more honest, to lead you along the road of integrity.

- Life at the Sacred Heart


Earthworks: Clay and Photo Art

Dates: June 26-29, 9a-3p
Age group: Rising 4-7 graders
Cost: $400 ($350 if sign up by 2/28)
Art is all around--explore nature-based art.

Camp Description

We will begin the week by exploring the cultural and art historical context of nature-based artworks. Then we’ll be off on a field trip to collect a variety of flowers, textured leaves, rocks, feathers and other eye-catching natural forms - anything that would make an interesting mark or have beautiful silhouettes. Students will then roll small slabs of clay and emboss the natural objects to create relief prints on the clay plate. In a similar way, we will be making distinctive Prussian Blue monochromatic cyanotype photograms with the same objects. The camp will conclude with a field trip to Morton Arboretum. 


Teachers' Bios
Justin Goh joined Woodlands Academy in October 2019. He has a degree in Mechanical Engineering from Singapore Polytechnic and a Bachelor of Fine Arts at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Mr. Goh worked as a graphic designer, cartographer, and GIS technician, then switched track and started a commercial photography career, first as an assistant, then as a photographer and digital tech. He has worked in the arts in numerous other positions, including set designer, prop master, and art handler. Mr. Goh has exhibited consistently for the past 20 years, both nationally and internationally.


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