Friday, June 25, 2010

First Event

The first week of The Village Art Project started out with Bang! or a Splat! Splatter Paint that is. Before the event, the adults painted a VERY large canvas black, created a frame, and mounted the canvas onto the frame. Then the older group of kids (ages 7-16) got to use all kinds of paint, spray paint, brushes, spoons, silk flowers, etc to splatter the paint onto the canvas. Lots of fun and it turned out great!

Next we went over the rules and then announced the theme of this summer's project: CREATE Community. We will be discussing 6 keys to create an awesome, thriving community by the acronym CREATE: Celebration, Respect, Empathy, Action, Time, and including Everyone. Next week we will talk about Celebration and of course do art related to that theme!

The second project was to experiment with pastels on a small 4X6 canvas, using colors and shapes to describe themselves. After they were able to create, we sat around in a circle while all the kids got a chance to explain their art and receive positive feedback from the group. These canvases will be used later in a different project.

The third project was Paper Making! Tearing up bits of different kinds of paper, cotton, tissue paper...dumping that into a blender with lots of water and pureeing....adding bits of "flare" (glitter, dried flowers, string)...pouring it all into large bins of water....and using window screens to lift new paper out of the water!! The kids will use this paper in a future project as well.

The younger age group (ages 3-6) began creating all kinds of shapes, animals, etc using colorful pipe cleaners. Next, they used Play-do and finished up the night with bubbles and a snack!

Check out our photos from last night's Village Art Project:

Stay tuned for next week!

No comments:

Post a Comment