Spring 🌸 2020 Finale + UPCOMING SUMMER ☀️ ART CAMP online

For our final Spring Studio Art Adventures Online, we returned to artist, Jonathan Lev’s studio!

Sharing his latest LIFE-SIZE charcoal drawings, he gave us more art technique secrets when drawing a 3D object onto a 2D surface.  We worked through many art challenges to understand how to capture perspective, locate our light source and show depth using our value scale. WATCH HERE on our youtube channel!


Thank you again, Jonathan!  Check out more of his inspiring work HERE!

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This Chilly 🥶 week = FROZEN ❄️ Translucent 2D + 3D Movie Poster Collage Designs!

We put on our filmmaker thinking caps and became graphic designers to create our own version of a 3D Movie Poster. Frozen 2 was our inspiration this week!

We learned NEW characters…  Nature’s elements!(Earth (GIANTS) Fire (BRUNI) Water (NOKK) Wind (GALE.)  Click to learn more about this.  Art Themes: Opaque vs. Transparent/Translucent; Warm vs Cool colors, plus how movies build Characters- and represent them in advertising. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

You can create other collage posters of your favorite movies! All you need is paper, glue, and cut up images of characters & elements in your movie. Add any 2D or 3D thing that reminds you of the movie.

Happy poster designing!

❤️ Stay Healthy + Creative

Let’s Smash the Coronavirus …with ART! DIY Coronavirus Piñata

If you’ve already seen this NYTIMES ARTICLE , you’re probably wondering, how can we do this at home?!

Here are the steps & materials you will need to feel the satisfaction, power and outdoor fun!

EASY DIY STEPS TO MAKE A Piñata IN THE SHAPE OF A Corona virus

 

MATERIALS:

balloon, news paper (cut into strips), equal parts flour + water,  toilet paper tubes, tissue paper (optional), paint, scissors, glue (hot glue gun works great!) heavy string or fishing line (to hang)

coronavirus pinata example taken from the NY Times article

STEPS:

1- Blow up a balloon

2- Cut newspaper into strips (both long and short)

3- Mix equal parts (1:1) water : flour in a bucket (this will be your papier-mâché mix)

4- Dunk newspaper strips in papier-mâché mix one at a time & spread over balloon.

5-Cover your whole balloon until you no longer see your balloon.

6- Let dry

7- Glue (hot glue works best) toilet paper rolls around your papier-mâché balloon (these will be the red spike proteins that stick out of the coronavirus!)

8- Paint your papier-mâché coronavirus !

9-  Take a pin/needle & poke through the papier-mâché to POP your balloon

10- Grownups, Cut a small hole in your papier-mâché to fill your coronavirus with some treats! Then re-cover your hole with tape + paint

11- Tape string or fishing line  for hanging

Voila! You now have yourself a Corona virus Piñata!

Happy Quarantine Art Making!

Stay Safe, Healthy & Creative! ❤️ 

Visiting Artist, Jonathan Lev on Art Adventures Live + Springtime Exploration of Flowers

April Showers are in full swing during this last week’s online (3-5’s) classes. Art Adventures, Rendez-vous (art and French) and Mini’s Adventures celebrated May flowers early with our Spring Scene-Building collages! We learned all about making “Pictures” with Shapes (first) followed by the line families (“Bigger first, Smaller last”) bringing life to our silhouetted animals with “inside lines,” while providing stems to our garden of tulips.

 

Older students in our Studio Adventures took a virtual tour with guest artist, Jonathan Lev !

We were so excited to join Jonathan in his grand studio where he shared some of his work, favorite art materials and even a sneak peek into his current larger-than-life-sized astronaut portrait! As a talented charcoal portraitist (located in LIC) he also gave us inside techniques in using charcoal, pencils and erasers when drawing with values to build 3D objects in our very own “Cezanne” still life.  (A free “how-to” video will soon be made available.)


Thank you, Jonathan!  Check out more of his inspiring work HERE!

 

 

MAKING & FINDING MOSAICS @ HOME

Mosaic Art can be found almost anywhere! In museums, murals on buildings and even in your home!!

Make it a game! Be sure to check out the patterns of tiles in your bathroom or kitchen! That’s a mosaic!

Our Art Adventurers made their own with REAL mosaic tiles provided in our delivered art kits! A relaxing art activity that teaches us about patterns + repetition.

 

 

Don’t have any mosaic tiles? Make or FIND your own!

All you need are :

+ recycled objects found at home (any plastic object- like bottle caps or utensils; cardboard pieces)

+any color/ patterned papers (magazines are great! think visual textures!)
+ scissors
+ gluestick

STEPS:

1-CHOOSE different color paper or pages from a magazine OR found objects

2-Use your scissors to CUT small “tiles” out of your paper (keep working on our cutting + dexterity skills)

3-ARRANGE your “tiles” next to each other on a new piece of paper or cardboard panel- like a puzzle!

4-GLUE each “tile” one by one in place

RAIN RAIN GO AWAY! DIY Lava Lamps on this rainy spring day!

What are those bottles in our art kits for?!

A VERY fun art AND science project to do during any rainy day: “LAVA LAMPS!”

WHAT YOU NEED:
+oil (can be mineral/ baby/ OR a cooking oil)
+water
+food coloring (choose any color!)
+fun tiny objects, glitter, etc. (to sprinkle inside your bottle) * ONLY a little!

EASY STEPS:
1. Sprinkle or drop your tiny objects/ glitter/etc inside your bottle.

2. Add about 1/3 oil into your bottle (if you have a little funnel, even easier!)

3. Fill the rest of your bottle with water (leave a tiny bit of space at the top)

4. Add 3-6 drops of your choice food coloring. What happens?!

5. Seal your bottle tight. Flip your lava lamp slowly back and forth to see it go!

“Mosaic fun continued with tissue paper and felt adhesive paper” (from May!)

Everett and Anderson felt inspired by our class to continue mosaic-making even after class!

They used:
Paper
Scissors
Adhesive felt
Felt
But you can use just colored papers, magazines, scissors and glue!

 

 

Be sure to make a simple drawing 1st….
Then cover your lines with larger pieces (or Large + small pieces =a pattern)…
Then Fill in your “Empty Shapes” with baby pieces!

SEE MORE of our mosaic Zoom Art Adventures Here!

A special Thank you to all our parents out there!

With all of the current news, we know how overwhelming it must be for parents. Life has brought many challenging twists and turns.

SO from all of us, we want to say

THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU 🙏 for being AMAZING!

We ❤️ you for ALL that you do.

Let’s continue to work together to bring heART 💜 💙 💛 ❤️ 💚 into your homes and extra creative sunshine ☀️  with Spring 🌸 Art Adventures Live Online

♥️ Claire’s Creative Adventures

Virtual Art 🎨 Shows in our Live Online Claires Creative Adventures!

Studio Art Adventures Ages 8-11s: silly face designs for our DIY face masks

Rendez Vous Class Age 3-4s: Collaborating together in our abstract line game to each create unique abstract drawings.

A great way to collaborate and continue learning how to take turns while sharing our ideas and art: Virtual Art shows. Stay connected with your loved ones by creating art and sharing.

Some at home art activities to download & print!

Happy Art-making! Stay healthy in body & mind. ❤️

apART 💜together: joining the virtual movement to stay creative AND connected

An official welcome to our first online zoom classes! Our Spring 2020 Art Adventures has taken us to the virtual world this week.

Here, we learn how to use a Zoom class! We played fun interactive games finding our mute button to make group Zoom classes easier to take turns.

 

We also collaborated together in our abstract line game, created a meditation guided landscape drawing using 4 lines and drew our version of the corona virus.

Abstract Line Game

Landscape Drawing

 

 

 

 

 

 

Our studio classes took it to the next level also learning how to create a transfer drawing.

 

What a fun + educational filled virtual day sharing art AND our new art spaces!

See more at our ONLINE GALLERY

Stay Healthy, Stay Creative!