Day three of this year’s Arab Jewish Summer Camp featured a very special artist-in-residence –street artist James Ame (Ame72)!
The work of James Ames has been exhibited in museums, galleries and auctions throughout the world, and been featured in numerous publications including the iconic book, ‘The Cult Of Lego’.
In a very special workshop for our campers, Mr. Ames presented each of the children with a canvas that had an outline of the international Lego “mini fugure.” The children were instructed to paint their Lego figure canvas with any color face, outfit, helmet and background they wished. He then lined up all the children’s artwork on a wall in our main campus — the final product was a spectacular reminder that we are in essence all one and the same.
When the campers were not with Mr. Ames, they participated in a workshop in which they constructed musical instruments out of strings, wooden sticks, and other materials. They also spent time with their counselors discussing the Sense of Touch (today’s theme) and enjoyed time in the Leo Baeck swimming pool.
We were also delighted to have two visitors join us on Day 3 from the U.S. Embassy in Tel Aviv. The U.S. Embassy has been a generous supporter of the Arab-Jewish Summer Camp for many years and they send their staff to us every year to observe our unique camp and to spend some time with the kids.