This past semester our younger artists, ages 5-8yrs, explored Animal Foil Art, Clay Relief, Soda Can Art, Clay Coil Bowls and Batik. Tin art;
In this mixed media studio, Little Artists created a simple animal drawing of choice that was enhanced into a relief. A multiple step project of carving in patterns and adding texture into all the empty spaces to add detail was next. Lastly Artists added a rub to make it look aged.
Clay Relief Squares;
Little Artists carved square relief designs that they feel tells a story about themselves. Each tile was intricately carved and painted before assembling them onto a piece of burlap as a wall hanging. Artists learned about score and weld techniques as they assemble their pieces.
Soda Can Art;
Little Artists were inspired by the artist, Tracey Ann Finley. Starting with a primed square wood plank and a crushed can for their canvas artists created an animal of choice from the shape they saw in the crushed can. Artists used acrylic paint and learned about layering and using complimentary colors and patterns to get the final work to stand out!
In this studio, Little Artists learned how to create clay dots, coils, twists, and other fun shapes into a tall bowl. The dry work was painted a solid color of choice and glazed before taking home.
In this studio, Little Artists designed their very own pillows. Creating an image drawn directly onto white cotton fabric, artists traced the image with a natural batik mixture (no hot wax) covering every line and detail. Artists then painted their fabric with non-washable paint and then sewn them into a pillow.
See You at the Next Studio!