For our last trick, Magic Academy campers ventured INSIDE paintings from PAFA's collections. They began with a photo hunt, scouring the galleries for magical elements of paintings. Armed with iPods, they captured images that spoke to them - which tended toward the surreal and sparkly.
With a little cropping, a projector, and a nice dark auditorium, the kids were able to insert themselves into favorite paintings (which were then photographed again.) They took turns choosing which painting they wanted to step into, and jumped right into the paintings (in this case, hanging off one of the branches of "Tasso's Oak" by Peter Blume):