Posts tagged ‘St. Patrick’s Day’

Favorite Photo Friday: My Little Leprechaun

This is my silly little boy playing at the studio 3 years ago on St. Patty’s Day.
I recently celebrated my fourth year here & looking at this picture made me reflect on how great it was to have my son at my side while building this business from the ground up. It’s been challenging, but Avery & I have had so much fun together!

Averyboo Arts: Leprechaun Beard

Construction Paper Leprechaun Beard

Advertisements

March 15, 2013 at 8:22 pm Leave a comment

Abstract Rainbows – St. Patrick’s Day

I’ve seen A LOT of rainbows since opening Averyboo Arts. It’s the #1 subject that children like to make when they come into the studio; and with good reason – they’re so happy and colorful 🙂

For St. Patrick’s Day I decided to introduce the Little Picasso students (age 4-6) to “abstract rainbows”. I wanted to show them that rainbows don’t always have to be depicted with 6-7 bands of color spanning over a house and a flower (although there’s nothing wrong with that). Abstract rainbows can be found all around from oil slicks to paint splatter.

Little Picasso’s – tape resist, abstract rainbows

Averyboo Arts

(1) lay down 3-4 pieces of painter's tape across a piece of tagboard. (2) Use a variety of drawing tools in "rainbow colors" to fill in the shapes created by the tape. Encourage kids to "overlap" & use 6 colors in each space. (3) Save one space to be painted with gold acrylic paint, sprinkle with gold glitter. (4) Carefully remove tape. (btw - it looks like a black pencil slipped by me while setting up, drats.)


Pee Wee Art
(Age 2-3)

The littlest artist got to have some St. Patty fun too…

Averyboo Arts

Color Mixing...kids mixed green on their papers then stenciled a shamrock on top. Fascinated by the process & the different shades of green.

Averyboo Arts

With a little help from Mom, our creative tots tried their hand at abstract rainbows also (substitute gold acrylic paint for glue & glitter).

Open Studio (age 2-8) available W/F/SAT
One of our regular students came in during Open Studio to make a rainbow painting. I set her up with a canvas board and some acrylic paints ….

Averyboo Arts

By Clara... 5x7 canvas board available for purchase during Open Studio hours.

March 19, 2012 at 5:52 pm Leave a comment

St. Patty’s Day

Here’s all the green goodness that took place for St. Patrick’s Day this year… (click photos for larger pic)

Class: Pee Wee Art (Age 2-3)
Kids learned about color mixing, threading, and as always, exercised those little fine motor muscles while sponging, using small brushes & markers.

Pee Wee Art at Averyboo Arts

Green necklaces and color mixing shamrocks. Neil was also excited to show us on the easel that Y+B=G!

class: Little Picasso’s (Available T/TH/SA, age 4-6)
All Picasso classes this week are working on Paper Sculptures; however, the TH class was the only one making them with shades of GREEN. We used an amusement park as our inspiration and observed photos of rides while learning how to manipulate a practice strip of paper. Kids learned how to make circles, twists, loops, coils, hills, and accordian folds before starting their project. Then I let them do their thing…

Little Picasso's at Averyboo Arts

Using 3 shades of green + brown strips of paper, kids created their own amusement parks.

class: Beginning Art (Age 6-9)
Students learned how to draw a 3-leaf clover & watercolor techniques. We talked about “small scale”,  how to use” light pressure” while using our colored pencils, and how to “dilute” our paint to make a new shade of green. They also learned how to control the watercolors to avoid bleeding.

Sometimes a project seems simple at the start, but as the kids discovered, this project was a great skill building experience.

Beginning Art at Averyboo Arts

The background color also had a fine, gold glitter added to it. These came out really pretty 🙂

Open Studio
My sis-in-law came in with the family (well, some of the family, she has 9 kids!). She lives in AZ, so it was the first time she had seen the studio. She’s the one that has generously provided me with many of the fun costumes we have at Averyboo.

Open Studio at Averyboo Arts

Making Leprechaun Beards with the kids during Open Studio.

 

March 18, 2011 at 2:46 pm Leave a comment


October 2017
M T W T F S S
« Apr    
 1
2345678
9101112131415
16171819202122
23242526272829
3031  

Enter your email address to follow this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email.

Join 558 other followers