The Key West Art and Historical Society’s Fort East Martello is home to the work of Outsider artist Stanley Papio. Papio moved to Key Largo in 1949 and began a welding business. Inspired by the broken parts and old appliances that he collected, he saw art believing that “a bunch of junk is a welders glory. Buying new stuff is not a welders way.”
Surrounded by his sculptures the students will learn about the life and times of Stanley Papio and how he incorporated social commentary into his art. Armed with hot glue guns instead of welding irons, the students will create their own pieces to demonstrate their understanding of how art can be used as a forum for expressing opinions about society.
In May the Key West Art and Historical Society will host the second annual Papio’s Kinetic Parade named in honor of Stanley Papio.
Camp commences at 9:00 am and ends at 4:00 pm. Snacks will be provided; however the children will require a packed lunch.