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.

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

mask making and clothing design

Everything received a layer of paint during our mask making and costume design workshop this past Saturday.  The children started with their envelopes (some deciding later to transform these into pockets). 

They thought up painting patterns for their hats.

Those who chose to create paper bag shirts, chose from a variety of materials including ribbon, tissue paper and paper scraps.  Some were most thrilled with their binoculars.  Others created masks using paper plates.

We played dress up when we were finished.  Come to think of it, this workshop was such a hit, I think it would make a great art making birthday party theme.

This particular workshop required much planning and patience for these young artists.  There were many steps involved and patience was required while waiting for layers of paint to dry.  

The children chose other ways to create over the course of this workshop as well.

another paper bag with soft pastels and scissors were used to create
this seal, owl and mouse (?)

Elia brought the book, Sky Color by Peter Reynolds.  We read this book while eating clementines, strawberries, AND carrots.

watercolors, inspired by the book, Sky Color

Have you heard this song?  This song was written and is performed by Kristin Andreassen and won the John Lennon Songwriting Contest in the Children's Category.  
We've been listening a lot to this song in the classroom.

Friday, March 6 - WEEKDAY WORKSHOP at the MIA, 9am - 1pm (full class, waiting list)
Saturday, March 14 - Illustrating Compound Words, 10:30-12:30
Sunday, March 15- Milton Avery: The Art of Simplicity and Perspective, 1:30-4:30 (one more seat available)
Saturday, March 21 - Matisse: Elaborate Wallpaper and Rug Patterns, 1:30-4:30
Thursday and Friday, March 26 + 27 -
WEEKDAY WORKSHOP at the MIA, 9am- 1pm (2 more seats available)

Sunday, April 12 - Art + Music Workshop: create Peter and the Wolf 3D story boards, 1:30-4:30 
Saturday, April 18 - Lino Block Carving and Printing with guest artist, Ara Schmidt, 1:30-4:30

Create Everyday SUMMER ART CAMPS -
JUNE 8 - 12 : Collecting Ideas/Creating Art 830 am - 1pm (2 seats remaining)

Believe it or not, I am getting closer to collaborating with a ceramic artist.  Stay tuned!

Read more about Create Everyday Art Classes for Children here.

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