Wednesday, April 30, 2014


art camp
We offer 3 opportunities this year for our ARTESCAPE Summer Art Camps! This year, 2014, we will be at our Franklinton area ART studio which is in the country. Our 3 and 5 days camps offer agreat opportunity for children to explore different mediums and experiment with techniques by learning about different styles to create paintings, sculpture and mixed media designs. They are divided into half days and ages.
Our mini farm consists of ponies, chickens, friendly dogs and assorted gardens so your child's art experience is indeed an ARTESCAPE :-)art camp tree
Complete details about what to wear, bring, child drop off and pick up times, snacks, etc are included in the welcome email and release forms that all parents receive. 5 days of total artimmersion!
New Option - If your child would like to participate in any of the 3 sessions but the distance is inconvenient for the half day session, we offer a 3 day, full day option form 9:30 - 3:30 Monday - wednesday. You child will participate in both sessions regardless of age and will finish ahead of the half day sessions :-)  Because there is an additional half day session involved cost is $135 with 15% discount for siblings. Bring a lunch, drink a snack. Water always available!
Summer 2014 ARTESCAPE schedule:
CAMP 1: June 9-13
  • Ages 7-10 9:30-12:00 $115.00
  • Ages 11-15, 1:00 3:30 $115.00
  • All ages, June 9 - 11, 9:30-3:30 $135.00  15% discount for siblings
CAMP 2: June 16-20
  • Ages 7-10 9:30-12:00 $115.00
  • Ages 11-15, 1:00 3:30 $115.00
  • All ages, June 16 - 18, 9:30-3:30 $135.00   15% discount for siblings
Camp 3: July 21-25
  • Ages 7-10 9:30-12:00 $115.00
  • Ages 11-15, 1:00 3:30 $115.00
  • All ages, July 21 - 23, 9:30-3:30 $135.00   15% discount for siblings
Please fill out the online form for each student, then click the Add to Cart button to pay $50. per child pre-registration deposit:

Saturday, April 12, 2014

Sketching with Live Models Outdoors

Sometimes you just have to take your art outdoors! 
Artists have worked on location for centuries and painting outdoors "plein air painting" is a time honored tradition.
Art is not just about creating art-it is about experiencing it. And nothing will do that better than for an artist to sit outside and sketch or paint a subject. In our line of work, Stephen Filarsky especially, works in oils at his easel. It is not unusual for minute particles of his surroundings to lodge in his wet oil painting yet often he leaves them in the painting. Why? They are part of the experience. Part of the red clay from Georgia or sand from the beach or grass from Kentucky. You won't see them, but nonetheless they are part of his experience, his day and that painting!  

So we took that a step further recently and drove to Grammercy Christian School in Newport, NC where we held two workshops for the students using live models! It is Also something we will be doing in our summer art camps with the kids!

Summer camps here:

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Sculpting with clay!

So who doesn't love clay? From play-doh to sculpey to the potters wheel there is something pretty timeless about clay! It appeals to ALL ages!
Clay helps develop fine motor skills!

We started back in February with clay reliefs and the results were adorable! Then we were walloped with snow days and finally, as the weather broke, we were able to devote the time we needed to building armatures, wrapping the wire and finally applying the sheets of thin clay over the armatures. 

This week we'll be finishing the sculpting, painting and firing the pieces.  Take a look at the few pieces and be impressed! Remember-These are their FIRST sculptures!

Collage of process!
The process

works in progress
We'll be doing more, but with animals, in our summer art camps this June and July! These will be held at our mini-farm north of Wake Forest and all details and information can be found here at the link at the bottom of the page!