What fun we had! This day was no easy feat. First, character studies… then Camera, Lights, Costumes, Facepainting Designs, Props, Attitude- ACTION! http://jessewinter.com/ and http://faceartbymelissa.com/ Helped to make this day possible. Thank you for a great collaboration and results!
For the complete Cindy Sherman Photoshoot, visit: https://www.flickr.com/photos/clairescreativeadventures/sets/72157625809460174/ and ENJOY!
And for lending us your trust, becoming self-confident individuals, working together and having incredible ideas with which to work! We celebrate your uniqueness, your effort, focus and of course- sense of humor! Have a great summer.
Cliff taught us that through learning how to transfer from any photograph or drawing, then using Sharpees, washes and values, students re-created Venice complete with poles and Gondola! Model Magic for the tops of the poles made it pop!
And so did mom! Venice Set Building Parent-Child Workshop Saturdays, lead by Cliff Gokenbach
Museum Adventures took Lauren Pohl, founder of Kidz Central Station, on a tour for 4-5’s to visit a list of artists tailored to young learners: Rosenquist, Yves Tinguely, Roy Lichtenstein and Ellsworth Kelly. In just one tour (at the Metropolitan Museum of Art), we learned about advertising, color and everyday objects (Rosenquist), discovered lines in everyday objects (Tinguely), made lines, dots and patterns (Lichtenstein) and made our very own color wheels and color-mixing window collages (Ellsworth Kelly)! There wasn’t much time to explore the stop-motion animation of William Kentridge’s installation, Refusal of Time, nor Al Held’s colored shapes… but then again, a good tour knows when to stop, leaving more for next time! Check it out:
Cold dreary days looking out of my window inspired the use of vellum and a basic color-mixing lesson using copies of his animals to draw or trace, color and overlay with colorful blues, pinks and yellows to make the secondary colors…
Put together to make one Stained Glass like Chagall’s windows in Israel.
Hey color aficionados- Why is it you can still make a rainbow with pink?! (Ask Ellsworth Kelly.)
I’ve been wanting to do this Damien Hirst kids project for a few years, it just took a while to get it down for both the very young hands to feel successful, as well as to engage older kids. What worked well was that they could add as many details as they wanted, or work for a little while and still have a nice piece to take home. A lot of prep work though! But all worth the excitement it created, and the imaginations it inspired.