2018-07-22 / Community View

Area students honed creative skills during Art Camp at Chatfield School


Rolland-Warner Middle School sixth-grader Jordan Kinkenberger expedited the drying process of her current art project. 
Photos by Nicholas Pugliese Rolland-Warner Middle School sixth-grader Jordan Kinkenberger expedited the drying process of her current art project. Photos by Nicholas Pugliese LAPEER — The Lapeer Art Association Art Camp was in full-swing last week at Chatfield School, as 19 creative kids from across Lapeer County honed their artistic skills under the tutelage of local artists.

The intensive, week-long art experience extended beyond what the students may have experienced in their school’s art class. Students created projects in a variety of art mediums, including drawing, painting, Batik (wax and dye), printmaking, 3D projects (clay, assemblage, wire and plaster) and outside drawing on the grounds of the Chatfield campus.

Students learned from four veteran art educators returning from last year to impart their artistic knowledge to the next generation. Veteran art teachers Marianna Fiedor, Caren Hulzenga, Nick Lange and Jacquie Piechowski shared their expertise with the kids, and lunch each day was provided through the support of the local restaurants Cavelli’s, Dagwood’s, Detroit Burger Bar, E.G. Nick’s and Woodchips.


Students like Chatfield sixth-grader Allexa Brady honed their artistic skills, tackling a variety of mediums — in this case, pebble art. Students like Chatfield sixth-grader Allexa Brady honed their artistic skills, tackling a variety of mediums — in this case, pebble art. Nicholas Pugliese



Chatfield fifth-grader Logan Ochadleus was lost in creative concentration as he worked to complete a project. Chatfield fifth-grader Logan Ochadleus was lost in creative concentration as he worked to complete a project.

Imlay City Middle School sixth-grader Lilian Becker, Chatfield fifth-grader Anna Heffel and North Branch’s Ruth Fox Middle School fifth-grader Ezra Amaya teamed up to create a variety of “make-believe” creatures. Imlay City Middle School sixth-grader Lilian Becker, Chatfield fifth-grader Anna Heffel and North Branch’s Ruth Fox Middle School fifth-grader Ezra Amaya teamed up to create a variety of “make-believe” creatures.

Students like Chatfield fifth-grader Maggie Witulski learned artistic skills in a variety of different mediums and styles during the weeklong camp. Students like Chatfield fifth-grader Maggie Witulski learned artistic skills in a variety of different mediums and styles during the weeklong camp.

Marianna Fiedor (right) imparted some of her artistic wisdom to Chatfield fifth-grader Maggie Witulski. Marianna Fiedor (right) imparted some of her artistic wisdom to Chatfield fifth-grader Maggie Witulski.

Chatfield students Logan Ochadleus (fifth grade) and Addison McGuckin (sixth grade) show off a completed Batik project made with wax and cloth. Chatfield students Logan Ochadleus (fifth grade) and Addison McGuckin (sixth grade) show off a completed Batik project made with wax and cloth.

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