Posts tagged ‘collage’

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

December

The studio was busy during the month of December. Classes made holiday themed art, kids had gift-making in mind during Open Studio and we also participated in a couple community events. Here are a few pictures I have to share…

class: Beginning Art (Age 6.5-9)
project: Glitter Winter Paintings (click image for large photo)

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Students learned about abstract landscapes, composition, planning a design, monochromatic color, tints/shades; used acrylic paints, oil pens & glitter on 9x12 canvas board. This project took 3 sessions to complete.

what: Open Studio Re-cap
I usually don’t take many photos during Open Studio, but I snapped a few this month…

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Gingerbread Lollipops, Free Card Swap, open-ended art & gift making, natural ornaments, recycled snowmen & more.

class: Little Picasso’s (Age 4-6 years)
project: Poinsettia Collage

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Students used collage technique to make poinsettia pictures. Talked about how flower petals radiate from the center, worked on fine motor skills.

what: First Fridays Community Art Walk

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The Girl Scouts had a homemade bake sale at the studio for December First Fridays. "Bixby Belle" stopped in with candy canes while the kiddos made holiday canvases.

January 9, 2012 at 6:34 pm Leave a comment

Pee Wee Art – Gustav Klimt

Our morning Pee Wee Art Class (Age 2-3) will be starting up again on Tuesday Nov 1st, 10-10:45am. You can register online or call 562-912-4800.

Here is a Gustav Klimt theme we did a few weeks ago in Pee Wee… The projects focus on process, while exposing children to art history, shape/form/texture and harmonious colors.

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Pre-prepped materials.

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Working on those fine motor skills.

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I love all the different results that were achieved with the same materials. Wish I had time to post them all! See you class!!

October 24, 2011 at 2:12 pm 2 comments

Robots with Dad

Happy Father’s Day!
We had a good time at our “Robots with Dad” Workshop yesterday. We had quite the variety of pieces & parts to work with and our father/child teams were very creative. It was great watching the fathers/grandfathers  interact with their kids; teaching them how to use tools, and the glue gun, planning their robots together…

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We spread out all over the studio to work.

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Here are a few of the robots!

Special thanks to my assistant, Charity, who donated
a lot of cool items for our use!

June 20, 2011 at 3:37 am Leave a comment

Klimt + LB Parks & Rec Classes

Our Little Picasso’s Class (Age 4-6) is now available through Long Beach Parks & Recreation beginning TH, June 9th. This class is my favorite to teach. I love to see the kids delve into the projects and come out feeling confident about what they made.

Here is an example of what we made last week… We looked at some kid-friendly works of Gustav Klimt and focused on his use of pattern and the color gold (ooooh, gold!). Students and parents really loved this project. It had a little of everything… drawing, painting, shapes, patterns, cutting, pasting and ,as always, room for a little self expression.

1. The kids were given a piece of transparency film and painted one side with gold acrylic.
2. Then we placed the film –wet side down– onto a black backing (the paint has to be wet to stick).
3. Dry side up, we drew our patterns & talked about alignment.
4. Lastly, students added more Klimt-like patterning & colors using paper.
Go to this link for LB Parks class info:
http://www.longbeach.gov/park/classregistration/pre_school.asp

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May 25, 2011 at 6:22 pm Leave a comment

Painting with Paper – Van Gogh Irises

class: Little Picasso’s (Age 4-6)

Van Gogh - Irises

In this class, we used Van Gogh as our inspiration. Students created iris “paintings” using brown paper as their canvas, chalk pastels, various torn papers, glue, and oil pastels.We talked about the terms, “expressionism”, “horizon line”, “blending”, “highlights”, “foreground/background” and “layering”.

 

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March 25, 2011 at 7:14 am Leave a comment


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