Saturday, June 2, 2012

April Watercolor Houses, Acrylic Crazy Birds, Sewing Felties and an Art Show!!

Watercolor Houses
We all started out with a basic formula of learning how to draw an old house.  Then the kids used their imaginations to come up with a cheerful house or a creepy house. 
TO SEE THE ENTIRE GALLERY PLEASE GO TO THIS LINK:
 by Olivia N. age 9
 by Joshua, age 9
 by Emily, age 6
 by Zachary, age 12
Felties
 The older classes had a few weeks to work on learning how to create felties.  They had to use a pattern, cut, hand sew, glue stitch and paint to make these cute, fuzzy, 2-3 inch animals.  Good job kids!  Come learn how to make more of them to start your own collection this summer at our FELTIES CLUB! on Thursdays, at 1:00. Cost is $2 per feltie for ages 10 and up.
Polar Bear Warrior, by Cameron age 12

Happy Panda, by Hannah, age 11
Polar Roo, by Connor, age 10

 Crazy Birds
Crazy Birds in Acrylics is what we're talking about here!  We started with a basic formula and then the kids learned how to use different brush strokes to create stripes, spots and CRAZY COLORS!
TO SEE MORE GO TO THE GALLERY AT:


by Tessa, age 6 

by Brookelle, age 10
by Alyssa, age 8

March Art Lessons

Motorcycles, American Indian Ledger Art, Rubbish Robots and Animal Close-Ups!!

BEAUTIFUL Animal Close-Ups in Oils
The girls in the oil painting class worked on these beautiful paintings from February until April. They turned out spectacular, I think!
by Bethany, age 12
by Bethany, age 12
 by Sadie, age 14
 by Sadie, age 14
 by Saige, age 12

by Saige, age 12

FUN Rubbish Robots!!
Our biggest project this spring has been making sculptures to look like robots, what I call RUBBISH ROBOTS!  The kids love this and we learned about artist Lyle Nichols from Colorado who has a great display of metal rubbish sculptures just outside of St. George that I was able to see.  Also, thanks to www.thatartistwoman.com for the great ideas on how to build these little guys using candy boxes.  We had to eat a lot of candy to save up for 15 kids' sculptures!
CLICK THIS LINK TO SEE THE WHOLE GALLERY OF RUBBISH ROBOTS:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/nicoleknightsart/
 by Hannah, age 11
 by Joseph, age 9
 by Preston, age 10
by Catie age 10
GREAT American Indian Ledger Art
American Indian Ledger Art was our lesson combining culural art and learning about an artist for this month.  We painted stylized horses and indians on maps like artist Michael Horse.  If you go to the Featured Artist link above you can read more about him and Ledger art.  The kids did a great job on this project.  It was lots of fun!
CLICK THIS LINK TO SEE THE WHOLE GALLERY OF LEDGER ART:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/nicoleknightsart/
 by Abigail, age 7
 by Kate S., age 10
by Averie, age 11
AWESOME Indian Ink/Watercolor Motorcycles
The boys class ages 12 and up worked on learning how to draw these awesome motorcylces.  Then we applied watercolors and India Ink.  We splattered, used salt and blew out of a straw onto the ink for special dirt effects!
 By Zachary age 12
 by Spencer, age 13
below by Cameron age 12