As we continue to celebrate the Lunar New Year, we took an Art Adventure to China exploring new art materials: bamboo brushes, ink and rice paper!
Chinese Bamboo Brushes and ink
“The rice paper tickles my finger.” – 2yo Everett
Our 3 yo Art Adventurers exploring the new materials
2020 is the year of the rat, so we used our new materials to draw a rat and the chinese symbol for rat.
Writing in permanent ink is not easy! After reviewing the “5 families of Line and Shape,” students learned how to discern which direction the line is going, what type of line it is, where it intersects with the others… in order to draw then write “RAT” in Chinese.
Abstraction of lines- with the addition of iridescent watercolors- sure did add another dimension to this project!
What a beautiful week to make art in the park…Central Park! We made like an Impressionist and went en plein air for our 6-9’s Art Adventures.
Our challenge: to paint a landscape outside using a combination of 3 materials- pencil, craypas AND watercolor.
We practiced some tree drawing techniques: the Y technique- drawing branches in the shape of Y’s!
We learned different techniques in watercolor & wax resist with craypas
and background, mid-ground and foreground to capture a more realistic landscape
The Winter Snow was our theme this week for Art Adventures: From Salt dough Snow Mama & her babies (with our 2-5 year old classes) to Winter Wonderland Salt Watercolor Landscape exploration (our 8-11 year old class)! It was a fun snow art day for all ages.
The holiday season is in full swing! In celebration, we played with color.
Our Art Adventurers explored color mixing by making their own age appropriated color wheel with watercolors!
Primaries, Secondaries, Tertiaries…oh my!
We then took inspiration from the Bauhaus painter, Wassily Kandinsky & created our version of his concentric (bulls-eye) circle color studies.
But included some radiating Hanukkah Lights!
Le Finale! The Day has arrived with our Spooky but fun Giacometti Plaster wrap sculpture Haunted Scenes! Ghosts & Spiders & skeletons (sculpted of course!) …oh my! We arranged and constructed our Halloween scenes with our suspending spooky Giacometti inspired heads!
Have a spooky but creative Halloween!!
Our Giacometti inspired Plaster wrap Head Sculptures are slowly coming alive. mwhahaha!
This Week we painted our spooky heads & sculpted even spookier art for our big Halloween scene building next week. Here is a sneak peak! Stay tuned
We’re preparing for our upcoming school year and making art everyday! A favorite at Art Adventures, we’re taking our abstract salt watercolor paintings a step further with beachscapes!
Abstract Underwater Salt-watercolor painting collage Click HERE for more Art Adventures projects!
Tailored for multiple ages, all you need is watercolor paint, brushes, water, salt and a trip to the beach! Check out some salt water color beach “painting experiments” from our teaching Artist, Ms. Jen!
Abstract Beachscape using watercolor + kosher salt!
Beachscape using saltwater from the Atlantic Ocean!
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Our Art Adventures continued exploring the art of Africa. It was all about textile art, patterns, and symbolism in the indigo dyed- resist cloth banners we viewed at the Met AND made in the classroom! Check out our 5-7’s project results along with their exploration in African Animal Silhouettes.
Check Out our other classes “resist-dyed banners” HERE
Our 2 year old Art Adventurers jumped right into curves, zigzags and straight lines in last week’s project. Continuing to develop those fine and gross motor skills, we played with crayons and liquid watercolor to create these “magical” wax resist watercolor paintings.
Try it at home! All you need are crayons, watercolor paints and a brush. Be specific: Feel what a straight line does, how the body movements change with a curved line or spiral, or what it takes to actually make a zigzag (lots of self control, starting and stoping!) Make an abstract drawing, overlapping lines, or a spooky scene for the Halloween festivities for older children!
Thank you Art Adventurers for another wonderfully creative year! We had a blast for our final days in the classroom and at Central Park with our visiting artists!
Making and playing the African Djembe with Mr. Ross & creating watercolor landscapes with Mr. Banks.
Merci Beaucoup and tres bien!
See you at Summer Camp and in the Fall.
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