July 14th wasn’t just Bastille Day (Bonne Fête, France!) but it would have also been Klimt’s 157th birthday! Bon Anniversaire to one of our favorites!
Here are some Art Adventures projects inspired by his art!
(Spring & Summer Camp 2019. Ages 7-10)
JUNE ZOOMED by and we had a BLAST! Check out some of our favorite highlights of this 2019 Art Camp season:
WEEK ONE- June 10 – June 14:
“TEAMWORK MADE THE DREAMWORK!”
Click Image for a VIDEO of our teamwork IN ACTION!!
Great Teamwork during our Stop Motion Animation of our Salt Watercolor Seascape Collage Paintings! Click & scroll to watch our stop motion videos!
Our Art Camp Adventurers (Ages 4-9) demonstrated FANTASTIC teamwork skills!
AND our 9 year olds truly shined with their leadership roles, guiding the 4-5 year olds in grouting their Mosaics!
WEEK TWO- June 24 – June 28:
Exploring SO MANY NEW
Materials, Artists & ART Techniques!
Food Art Triptych Seascapes! Using Graham Crackers, Icing, Food Coloring & our favorite candies & snacks
Rauschenberg Combines using painting, collage AND sculpture elements using found objects
From using glass paints to a multitude of recycled objects and even candy, Week 2 Camp Adventures was filled with unique materials, techniques, Modern & Contemporary Artists!
Our finale to les Printemps 2019 was at the Metropolitan Museum of Art! We took one last art adventure exploring Modern, Contemporary & Fashion Art!
Highlighted exhibits included Epic Abstraction & Camp: Notes on Fashion
Epic Abstraction with Louise Nevelson’s monochromatic installation art exploring overlapping lines and shapes with Ages 2-4
Epic Abstraction with Jackson Pollock’s Drip Paintings exploring abstract expressionism, material use, balance and composition with Ages 6-9
See more of our Met Tour HERE! And see you for our June Art Camp! REGISTER NOW
What a beautiful week to make art in the park…Central Park! We made like an Impressionist and went en plein air for our 6-9’s Art Adventures.
Our challenge: to paint a landscape outside using a combination of 3 materials- pencil, craypas AND watercolor.
We practiced some tree drawing techniques: the Y technique- drawing branches in the shape of Y’s!
We learned different techniques in watercolor & wax resist with craypas
and background, mid-ground and foreground to capture a more realistic landscape
This weekend is Sakura Matsuri at the Brooklyn Botanic Gardens! Aka the annual Cherry Blossom Festival. In celebration of this traditional Japanese event and beginning of Spring, we created our own version of cherry blossom bonsai tree sculptures. Building an armature from wire was key in order to create a balanced structure to add layers of clay and cherry blossoms made of tissue paper to our miniature tree. The results were beautiful!
The day FINALLY arrived: slime day. For part 2 of our Joseph Cornell inspired Assemblage Art Apothecary Shadow Boxes- we created our slime jars to fill our shelves
CLICK to see THIS 2 week Project HERE
SLIME recipe (for 1 container of slime):
1 Whole bottle of glue (clear or white)
2 drops of Food Coloring ONLY
1/4 TSP of Baking Soda
Mix with LG. Popsicle Stick.
1 “Squirt/Glob” Shaving Cream ONLY
1 Squirt Saline Solution
A Tiny Bit of Baby Oil (Makes Stretchy).
• Mix ingredients in order with hands until done (WIPE HANDS)
• Put into jar with label- NAME your slime!
If too “Striated”: Add more SALINE.
If Too “Sticky”: Add more Baby Oil (Makes Stretchy- VERY LITTLE!!!)
If you add too much shaving cream: Slime is too Creamy /“Loose”