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Summer Camp – Drawing, Handmade Books, & Constructions: The Private Universe of James Castle (Ages 9 – 11)

July 31 – August 4, 2023 (Monday – Friday)
9 am – 3 pm

Ridley-Tree Education Center
1600 Santa Barbara Street

Draw, design three-dimensional constructions, and create handmade books from the castoff materials of everyday living—envelopes, cardboard, advertisements, and twine inspired by the unconventional art of James Castle, who was largely self-taught. Explore Castle’s rich and complex drawing style by sketching graphic patterns, small portraits, interiors, and landscapes. Reimagine images from magazines and canned goods for the pages of handmade books, and design cardboard and sewn paper constructions of farm animals and birds.

Instructor: Jason Summers

Email or call 805.884.6457 for more information.

credit: James Castle, View of Bedroom, n.d. Soot on found paper. William Louis-Dreyfus Foundation.


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