This year we’re going to give some focus to the creative skills that pass through the campsite by organizing an arts & crafts themed week at Camp Full Monte (16th to 21st June), with a focus on reuse, reduce and recycle wherever possible – to continue to bang our green drum! And the week will culminate with an exhibition and party on Midsummer’s Eve.
We have a good selection of arts and crafts materials on site that rarely get used: acrylics, watercolors, body paints, glass/ceramic paints, pens, crayons, charcoal, and a variety of decorative crafting materials – we have it all. So this year we thought we’d have a themed week to inspire the creative side of visitors and friends. We hope to attract some new faces to the campsite amongst the local population too. We hope the sunshine and natural surroundings inspire folk to come along and create.
Although we see the week unfolding organically and arty stuff happening as & when we, our visitors and our talented facilitators are available and inspired, we are trying to target a few days for focused events.
Monday 16th June will be “Young Art” day.
We’re inviting friends and locals to bring their kids along and give them a chance to exercise their creative side. If we can get the kids to loan us their masterpieces we’ll include some of the work produced in an exhibition on the 21st. We’ll ask for a donation of €3 to cover the cost of any materials used and suggest folk bring a packed lunch and drinks to a picnic with us in the sun.
Wednesday 18th June will be “Life Drawing” day.
Local artist, art teacher and dear friend Nikola Curcin has offered to run an “Introduction to Life Drawing” class at the campsite. We’ll have people on-site happy to model but also hope that we may attract volunteers who want to spend some time topping up their all-over tan whilst reading a book and being drawn! Nikola will provide all the necessary materials but will ask for a €5 donation to help cover the costs.
Summer Solstice Party & Exhibition – Saturday 21st June.
Midsummer’s Day will mark the end of Art week at Camp Full Monte this year. What a great excuse for a party and an opportunity to exhibit some of the work produced during the preceding week! We’re also hoping to organize some readings and performances from Shakespeare’s “A Midsummer Nights Dream”. We’ll light the barbeque so people can bring & cook their own food and whilst we’ll probably concoct a “Pagan Punch”, we’ll invite folk to bring their own booze too. And of course, the Camp Full Monte sound system will be pumping out some great toons! So we’re looking forward to dancing the night away.