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Project: ART Camp 2013   Leave a comment

Human Spirograph

Our first camp of the summer was titled Project: ART. We started the week with a game called “Clay Wars” where teams competed against each other with sculpting challenges such as “build the tallest tower in two minutes!” Campers then began working on scripts for their short films after discussing all of the necessary elements to create an interesting story.

Clay Wars

Writing scripts

We got down on the floor to create giant human spirograph drawings inspired by Tony Orrico.

Spirogrpah 2

Siprograph 1

Spirograph 3

Spirograph 4

Campers began filming after casting parts, gathering costumes, and setting scenes.


Applying makeup

Zombie Julia

Zombie Vivian

Zombie dinner

Campers also did a lot of painting, experimenting, paper cutting, game playing, and even tattooed some bananas!


Tattooing bananas

It was a great week with a great group of kids!

Zombie group

Looking Ahead: Chalk Art Festival and Competition 2013   Leave a comment

2012 Chalk Fest drawing

Sounds like Punxsutawney Phil is ready for Spring, are you? Sunny afternoons, picnics in the park, birds chirping… and the 2nd annual Chalk Art Festival and Competition! Yes, it’s back. Yes, it’s still free to register. Live music. Food vendors. Prizes. All located in beautiful Garfield Park on May 11.

The festival is for all ages and all experience levels. Bring your own chalk, or purchase a chalk kit for only $3. There is no rain date.

Register between 10:00 Am and 2:00PM at the Garfield Park Arts Center (GPAC). Work to be judged must be completed by 3:00PM. Keep drawing for fun and enjoy live music from 3:00PM – 4:00PM.

Awards will be given at 4:00PM (must be present to win). View 2012 winners here.

So clear your schedule for Mother’s Day weekend… you won’t want to miss this awesome event!

2012 Chalk Fest drawing

2012 Chalk Fest drawing

Posted February 2, 2013 by GPAC Arts in Events, News

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Chalk Art Festival and Competition 2012: Winners and Photos   Leave a comment

Chalk Festival art

The Chalk Art Festival and Competition was a huge success! We were pleased to have so many folks attend the festival in its first year at Garfield Park. A big thank you to everyone who came out to celebrate with us, whether you were a participant in the contest or just there to enjoy the beautiful artwork. Read the rest of this entry »

Posted May 19, 2012 by GPAC Arts in Events, News

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Garfield Park Chalk Art Festival and Competition Important Info to Know!   Leave a comment

Will you be coming out to participate in our Chalk Festival and Competition on Saturday, May 12? Great! 

All  you need to have fun and create amazing works of art is CHALK (which you can bring or purchase for only $3!)
A few other items may make the day more enjoyable:

  • Gloves: gardening / cotton (for blending)
  • Rags or old tee shirts (for cleaning your hands)
  • Masking tape (for making straight lines)
  • A photo or sketch to work from
  • Measuring tape (to mark-off a grid if  you want to use a grid method)
  • A camera (to photograph your process and work)
  • Something to kneel on to protect your knees and artwork (cardboard, gardening pad, kneepads, etc.)
  • Sunscreen and/or a hat
When you arrive, please make sure to register at the GPAC. A space will be assigned to you and you will get a ribbon to wear.
Chalk kits can be purchased at the table as well, or if you bring your own chalk, you will be free to start creating your masterpiece!
  • Registration is from 9am – Noon; Chose from one of four fun themes: Sports, Arts, Nature, and Artist’s  Choice.
  • Artwork must be completed by 1pm for judging. Space will be provided for anyone who would like to draw for fun.
  • Enjoy live music from 1-4pm at the MacAllister Amphitheater
  • Demo artists will be on hand during the whole day–see what they are creating and ask questions!
  • Fun prizes will be awarded at 4pm
 Chalk Fest poster 2012

Posted May 2, 2012 by GPAC Arts in Events

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Chalk Art Festival and Competition   Leave a comment

Chalk Fest poster 2012



Posted April 15, 2012 by GPAC Arts in Calls to Artists, Events, News

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