Saturday, August 01, 2009

Kids' Mixed Media Class 7/31/09

It's fantastic what you can teach kids who are interested in art! I had a wonderful group of six yesterday for four hours, and look what they accompished!

We did so much in the class. First we altered photos with bleach, bleach pens, scratching implements and pastels. Then we altered postcards with collage and rubber stamps. Then we collaged a canvas board with neutral papers with text, maps, music, etc. and our one or two favorite altered photos or postcards. Then we painted acrylic glazes over the collage. We added a couple of tranfers over this, which was cool because the text, music and colors showed through them. Lastly, we added more paint and pastels to integrate the transfers and finish off the piece. Cool stuff!

Kids' Art Camp July '09

Melissa and I had 12 kids in our week-long Illustrated Storybook class this summer. The kids worked so hard every day and completed fantastic books. They learned how to plan a large art project and follow it through. As for art techniques, the learned collage; spray watercolor with masks; stamping with gesso as a resist and glazing over with acrylic glazes; cutting and using their own stencils; making pop-ups, pockets and other interactive elements; and lots of options for adding text to their pages.

Here are a few of the class photos and finished book pages.