do it. create. walk and see. cut and paste. scratch and sniff.
do whatever you have to do to feed your soul.
this is my commitment.

Monday, March 17, 2014

children's art class: road maps

Yesterday we created road maps.  The children were asked to think of a road and all of the road's landmarks.  They used different methods and materials when creating these mixed media pieces. We first used acrylic paint to apply different textures and prints to our paper.  

While we waited for our paint to dry, the children used pastels or pencils to create drawings on found paper.  They cut and pasted their creations on their roads and finished off their piece with a watercolor wash.

Although we did not read this book in class yesterday, I highly recommend 
Children love to revisit this book over and over again.

This was the third class of four in the series of Map Making: Exploring Sense of Place Through Art.  Next week, we will be studying and mapping out famous landmarks of the world.  Stay Tuned!

and...Happy Art Making!

IMPORTANT INFORMATION about upcoming Create Everyday classes and camps:

Please note that April art classes have changed due to holidays and room scheduling with Boneshaker.  
There will only be two classes in April
Sunday, April 6th and 13th from 3:30-5:30

On April 6, we will be studying musical instruments, specifically all of the variations of Picasso's guitar.  We are going to be listening to a variety of music while we create our own relief pieces with an instrument as subject.  April 13th - TBA 

Considering the time and space required to focus on visual journaling, I have decided to move this art class series to May (May 4-25).  Children should commit to three classes ($120) at a minimum in this session to reap the entire benefits of this class.  Sorry, Moms, I know one of these falls on Mother's Day!  All four Visual Journaling art classes are $160  

Our first Create Everyday Art Camp of the summer season will be Tuesday and Thursday afternoon, June 17 and 19 from 2:30 - 5:30 at the Minneapolis Institute of Arts.  This camp includes a museum stroll, a picnic snack and an art making activity all on our own.  I will also have a teaching assistant.

Other Create Everyday Art Camps dates:
July 15 and 17 (TBA)
July 22 and 24 (TBA)
August 12 and 14 : Andy Goldsworthy study at nature center (TBA)
Contact me for more details and information

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