Arts and crafts
By Ben Schneider
Cabin 13 Arts and crafts is a little different from other craft activities. First of all, in arts and crafts you donít follow a routine. You get to choose what you want to do and then use your creativity to make a personalized item. Of course if you can not come up with your own idea, there are great products such as bracelets or t-shirts that you can do. Overall in arts and crafts you can use your creativity in almost any kind of arts material possible. Carving
By Wesley Corning
Cabin 16 Carving is a new activity this year at Shohola. I joined it not knowing what it would be like. We use electric carvers to shape the totem pole and all other parts which will be attached later. Radek is very helpful and can get you out of any jam. The totem pole we are making will be placed permanently on campus somewhere. It takes a lot of skill and concentration to work the sheathers but in the end of the project looks wonderful. Drawing and sketching
By Greg Passuntino
Cabin 14 During the first days of Drawing and Sketching class, we had gone out to the lake. There we practiced the fundamentals of drawing (shading, lines and tone). Gregor would watch us, and whenever asked for help heíd be by our sides. Helping and giving advice on where to go with our ideas. Once the heat wave had passed over us we moved into the arts and crafts building.
Some would sit outside and practice drawing flowers, leaves and trees. Do matter what, we were always working and being taught at the same time.
In my sketch book, I had been making tags. These are graffiti looking woods. I must have written bLaZe 20 or more times until; Gregor noticed. Then and asked if I'd like to put some of them on the wall. I did.
Then in the next class Gregor showed me the spray paint it was pretty cool. I had always wanted to spray paint, and here was my big chance. Gregor said " You must have something planned out before you spray." So we made stencils. There stencils were a lot of fun. We draw our idea cut it out, and then take it to the wall, once there we would spray paint it. Every B day I look forward to Drawing and Sketching because I know Iíll learn something new every time.
By Kyle Smith The Internet class is divided into two different groups, advanced and beginners. The beginners, Cesar, Matthew and Robert, learn basic HTML, computer graphics and how to make a basic web page. The advanced class, Craig and Zak, made a shockwave animation for the Shohola chat page. They also made a new Java chat room. One of the major changes in the computer room this year is the addition of three new computers for writing e-mail and surfing the Internet. Two of the computers are dedicated exclusively for writing e-mail off line and can be used by campers and staff at almost any time. The two other computers can be used on line for surfing the net and checking online e-mail accounts and are used off line for the Internet and computer music classes. Thanks to Tommy Strandvall, Tom Gibson and David Love for putting in many hard hours overtime getting the computers up and running and for hooking up the networks.