Archive for June, 2012

Pee Wee Art – Roy Lichtenstein

class: Pee Wee Art (Age 2-3)

Every few weeks I like to use a Historical artist as inspiration for class — even for our littlest students! This was a fun class inspired by Roy Lichtenstein who’s famous for his use of bold shapes, primary colors, benday dots and speech bubbles!

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Roy Lichtenstein collage project at Averyboo Arts.

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The kids got to choose from a variety of pre-cut pieces of colored & benday papers. Using a brush-on glue they pasted it all together.

Once the child was happy with their collage they were given the option to add a speech bubble. Of course everyone wanted to add one and the grownups were happy to help document what their little artist had to say about their work. Here’s a sampling….

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I realize there are people who think you should never write on a child’s work, and we usually don’t, but this was intended as a fun, interactive exercise using elements from Roy Lichtenstein’s art.  If you’re in Long Beach, we’ve added a morning Tuesday class to the schedule just for the Summer. Next one starts 7/10 – check it out!

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Pee Wee Art is an art experience class for kids 2-3 years old and their favorite adult. See website for schedule of classes 🙂

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June 26, 2012 at 2:54 pm Leave a comment

Teacher’s Gift – Terrarium

 

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Garden terrariums are a simple, attractive and heart-felt “thank you” gift your child can make for his or her teacher. My son & I made these for Christmas gifts last year and never had a chance to post about them, so here we go…

(1) First of all, you will need a clean glass container of some sort… Pasta sauce jar, empty spice jar, canning jar – anything you have with a lid will do. Plastic is ok too; I’m saving a bear-shaped honey bottle for this purpose. I also spray painted the jar lid light green ala Martha Stewart so it would look ever prettier (optional).

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(2) Start with a gravel layer. This will help keep the terrarium from getting moldy & looks really nice. This can be anything from marbles, aquarium gravel or small decorative stones from your local garden center.

(3) Next we added a layer of adobe clay dirt from our yard, then a layer of garden soil – do not mix together and don’t compact. Your own yard dirt will differ from packaged garden soil and will add interest to the overall piece. Keep in mind that you can make “hills” in your garden as well.

(4)  Then you’ll want to grab a spoon & a paper plate and go for a stroll around your neighborhood to gather moss. You want nice flat pieces. We grabbed some with tiny bits of clover and other interesting little weeds. Lay down the moss on top of your last soil layer & gently pat into place.

(5) At this point you can add a few stones &/or plastic animal toys, or shells, or any other interesting bobble you like. We added some plastic bunnies and it turned out oh so cute!

(6) Lastly, you’ll want to give the terrarium a good spray of water. Place the lid, keep in a sunny spot and enjoy! If there is a build up of condensation, you can open the jar for a bit… if it looks dry, spray some more water.

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This was the jar my son made for his teacher BUT it never left our house. He loved it so much he couldn’t part with it. Six months later it’s still thriving on his bedroom dresser ♥

June 5, 2012 at 5:47 pm 4 comments


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