PEOPLE: From Collage to Drawing

PEOPLE. That is what we are. Super complex beings on the inside and out. Have you ever sat down to draw the human figure? Drawing people from observation is quite challenging let alone creating one from our imagination. There is so much to include, so where do we begin? SHAPE. We begin with geometric shapes. Read on, IContinue reading “PEOPLE: From Collage to Drawing”

Art of Africa

Works of art can tell us a lot about the values of a culture, their beliefs and customs. observational ink drawings of African masks We can undertand a whole lot more about an object when we are given the opportunity to look at it closely. Observational drawing is always a successful activity in achieving thisContinue reading “Art of Africa”

Mondrian Inspired Assemblage

Piet Mondrian was inspired by music. He loved Jazz, Boogie Woogie, and dancing, and was motivated to express his love through art with color and shape, movement and rhythm. Inspired by Broadway Boogie Woogie, this art experience offers students the opportunity to listen to the music that inspired Piet and, by tapping into a kinesthicContinue reading “Mondrian Inspired Assemblage”

Shape Collage

Collage is a meaningful experience.  It helps develop eye hand coordination and fine motor skills.  It creates a deeper understanding of shape, form and detail…and of course it’s fun!  You can vary your learning experiences during each lesson, while teaching collage through a variety of motivations. Today I am going to discuss the tried andContinue reading “Shape Collage”

Clay Fairy Houses and Geometry

How do you transform something that is flat into something 3-D? A clay slab can help you make that magic happen. A little rolling, folding, pinching, smoothing and voila! Such a malleable material, clay offers children the opportunity to create any shape, form or figure that they dreamed about last night. When studying geometric formsContinue reading “Clay Fairy Houses and Geometry”

Joseph Cornell Inspired Assemblage

An assemblage is a work of art that is three-dimensional and is made up of found objects. It’s cousin the collage is primarily flat (2-dimensional) and made up of various torn or cut paper scraps. When you begin to add textured fabric or bottle caps and buttons to your collage, you may want to spiceContinue reading “Joseph Cornell Inspired Assemblage”