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
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!
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Stay Healthy, Stay Creative!
This week we celebrated Holi and created our own paint!
You can use almost anything to make art…even from ingredients in your pantry!
Our Art Adventures took us to the kitchen, where we found everyday spices such as cinnamon, turmeric, paprika and even cocoa powder to create different color paints. Just mix in increments with white tempera paint to achieve the desired tone, then grab a brush or palette knife & paper and voila: You just created your own paints!
Students then took these new earth tone colors to create either a landscape or portrait painting, keeping some of the art elements in mind: line, color, shape, value, space, and even texture! An exploration of all our 5 senses took place to understand the components in creating an art material and how to use it with various tools.
We can’t get enough of this Summer Sunshine! That just means time for more en plein air art. But where to start?
1. Choose your medium. Pencil? Pastels? Watercolor?
2. Pick your favorite outdoor spot (don’t forget water & sunscreen!).
3. And CREATE SOME ART
En plein air drawing in front of the Metropolitan Museum of Art! (Spring 2019- Met Tour)
Want some more drawing or painting pointers? Try to spot one of our teaching artists at the park or beach…OR EVEN BETTER, JOIN US in the Fall!
This September, take part in our Youth Arts Enrichment League after school with various modern, contemporary, multicultural art classes for ages 2-14.
We will give you step by step instruction in what it takes to draw or paint landscape art …
….& SO MUCH MORE!
VISIT our GALLERY to see our past Art Adventures in Action!
Spring 2019 Met Tour- Graphite pencil Tree Value Study (Ages 6-8)
Happy Summer Art-Making!
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
The Winter Snow was our theme this week for Art Adventures: From Salt dough Snow Mama & her babies (with our 2-5 year old classes) to Winter Wonderland Salt Watercolor Landscape exploration (our 8-11 year old class)! It was a fun snow art day for all ages.
We’re preparing for our upcoming school year and making art everyday! A favorite at Art Adventures, we’re taking our abstract salt watercolor paintings a step further with beachscapes!
Abstract Underwater Salt-watercolor painting collage Click HERE for more Art Adventures projects!
Tailored for multiple ages, all you need is watercolor paint, brushes, water, salt and a trip to the beach! Check out some salt water color beach “painting experiments” from our teaching Artist, Ms. Jen!
Abstract Beachscape using watercolor + kosher salt!
Beachscape using saltwater from the Atlantic Ocean!
Find out more on what’s ahead for Art Adventures this FALL! Create a class around your schedule and age group! REGISTER TODAY HERE!