Thursday, July 8, 2010

Homer Watercolors, Sand Paintings and More!

We've had a lot of fun the last few weeks! I can't believe how fast it has flown by and all of a sudden our summer art classes are half way done! Last week we learned about famous American Artist Winslow Homer who was known for his seascapes and boat paintings. The kids all did a great job as I taught them step by step how to paint with watercolors. The younger kids had a lot of patience and followed directions so well! This week we discussed the use of simple lines as we designed our sand paintings. Using colored sand and glue they carefully applied it the small canvas to complete their designs.
I'm excited for the next 4 weeks. We will be making African Masks, Rubbish Robots, Incredible Edible Food art and making scuptures with model magic. I am collecting items to use for our Rubbish Robots. These are recycled items that many of you may have at home. If you have any of these items lying around at home your donation would greatly be appreciated. Here is the list of some things I am looking for but it is not limited to:

tin cans (clean and no sharp edges)
juice can tops
pop cans
canning lids and rings (can be used)
bolts
nuts
wingnuts
gears
wire
any other metal doodads that are not sharp or too greasy

Hope to see all of the kids there!