Class Description: Imagination is key to surrealism. Let your imagination run wild while learning the building blocks of painting and exploring the abstract. We will venture outside to find inspiration and create three nature-inspired pieces of work. Campers will explore texture, color and composition to bring their imaginative concepts to life through art. Teacher: Cassie Wilhelm is a lifelong local in the valley who spends her days creating, learning or running around with her dogs. She is a professional artist who has spent the last four years as a tattoo artist both locally and in lands as far and exotic as California and Alabama. Painting is her favorite medium. Her favorite artists are Alice Neil, Georgia O’Keeffe, Jim Henson, and Claude Monet. The best art knowledge she has gained is from strange and unusual folks like herself who have dedicated their whole lives to their creative path. Creating works of art is a sublime and rewarding process and she is excited to share and encourage and to give back some of the wonderful textures that art has brought to her life.