(Camp Director Christine with Assistant Director Jocelyn. Apparently, they were Just
Almost the entire staff had returned from past summers, so we started the session like a well oiled machine. The night before all the students arrived, Abigail and I silk screened enough t-shirts to clothe the entire staff! Unfortunately, however impressive this show of momentum was, as soon as Mike was hit with the first water balloon we were embarrassed to realize that we had used the WRONG kind of printing ink... washable. All the shirts were running and staining! Egads! So we took all the shirts back and vowed to replace them by the end of the session. We tried not to get too down about it and started classes with resolve.
(Photo by Abigail Heuss, metalsmith extraordinaire.)
Unlike last year's textile classes, this year we had plenty of students to fill both the morning and the afternoon class! Plenty of ideas and enthusiasm to go around. Susannah and I also fiddled with the content and schedule of the class- mixing up the tried and true(ish) schedule of the last two summers. The newly written course description reads like this:
This summer was fantastic. I'm so thankful to all my co-teachers, art friends and amazing students. Snow Farm is one of the most fun and satisfying things I do all year long. Hopefully, nothing will get in my way of coming back next summer!