Lighthouse Campers use Crayola Model Magic to create small, three-dimensional Blue Dog sculptures.
Last week the George Rodrigue Foundation of the Arts was delighted to lead a sculpture workshop for Summer Campers at Lighthouse Louisiana, a passionate organization that empowers people with disabilities through employment, services, and advocacy. Camp Lighthouse is an action packed month of adventure for young participants, all of whom have some level of vision impairment.
Lighthouse Campers and GRFA’s Rachel Gaudry pose for a group photo with their finished Blue Dog projects.

GRFA’s Rachel Gaudry led the campers through a step-by-step sculpting process, breaking down the shapes and colors of the Blue Dog for the young artists. Lighthouse Louisiana’s Director of Youth Services Andrea Rodriguez shares about the project:

“The kids had a great time making their own personal Blue Dog, some even including a cane and glasses. Art is important to our summer campers because they get to experience making things with their hands regardless of sight. They are able to feel the different shapes and learn ways to put them together to create something wonderful. Our kids also get to share their artwork with family members which is the icing on the cake.”

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