With our Fall 2019 Art Season just around the corner, we couldn’t help but reminisce on last season. This article featuring Yayoi Kusama, reminded us of OUR version of her Infinity Rooms with reflective Mandalas! #ThrowbackThursday time!
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 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.
Last Week was Chinese (Lunar) New Year! We celebrated by sculpting a pig with air dry clay, painting with acrylics, then exploring Chinese Ink, Iridescent Watercolor paints & Bamboo brushes to create beautifully balanced abstract Calligraphy paintings! Practice, Practice, Practice was the name of the game when using our Line & Shape Families to create with the ink.
Le Finale! The Day has arrived with our Spooky but fun Giacometti Plaster wrap sculpture Haunted Scenes! Ghosts & Spiders & skeletons (sculpted of course!) …oh my! We arranged and constructed our Halloween scenes with our suspending spooky Giacometti inspired heads!
October arrived in a flash! So you know what that means! We are spending these next few weeks creating art with Halloween in our hearts & Giacometti sculptures in our minds! Celebrating his October Birthday all month with professional level materials & tools (plaster wrap, construction & acrylic paint), art problem solving challenges, and of course creative spooky fun!
Haven’t Joined? ITS NOT TOO LATE to take part! Sign up TODAY (with proration) to take part in this spook-tastical Halloween Surrealist Art Project starting this week! Or Join a $45 Trial Class. See our class schedules HERE
Giacometti’s The Nose
Constructing our Spooky & Surreal Sculptures
Giacometti’s The Nose & our Halloween version of his Surrealist sculpture
We continue to prepare for this Fall and our Summer tours by taking a trip to the Guggenheim this weekend to see the current exhibit on Giacometti. (click for more info on the exhibition)!
While mostly known for his sculptures, Giacometti was also a prominent Painter AND Printmaker. Who knew! He experimented & created multiple prints starting with wood etching with his father, Giovanni Giacometti (well known Swiss Impressionist Painter) when he was still a schoolboy!
A super educational retrospective and must see before it closes on September 12th!
FUN GIACOMETTI FACT: Ever notice how shadows are long and thin? Many of Giacometti’s sculptures are actually from his observation of the shadow!
We highly recommend visiting. Can’t make it with the family? Leave it to us to give your little Art Adventurer a tour!
Don’t miss this fun and exciting exhibition full of art learning opportunities for your little artist! We are pumped to share our sculpture and drawing projects with you.
Take this Museum Trip with Us!
or Join us for our Fall classes where we take many of our project inspiration from our Museum exploration!
Our Giacometti inspired Halloween Face Sculptures during our Fall Programs! (Click image for Fall Art Adventure Programs!)
Giacometti’s The Nose 1947-49 (click for more info on Giacometti)