Saturday, January 24, 2015

Printmaking In Art

Printmaking in Art...Key Stage One

When you walk in the snow and look behind you what do you see?? Yes, footprints! A print is a repeat of something...just like your foot  in the snow. Today we will take the edge of a piece of cardboard and do EDGE PRINTING1

It is easy as 1, 2, 3! Find the edge of a small piece of cardboard, carefully dip it in paint, press to your paper and lift up!

Kid Questions

What color combinations would you like to use?
What kinds of papers could you print on?
What about overlapping? What can happen? What kinds of materials could you use?
What studios can you go to go deeper with this  idea?

Artist to Artist

Many artists make prints. There are many different ways to make prints. Kenojuak Ashevak was an Inuit Eskimo Canadian artist who made beautiful "graphic" prints. She died just a few weeks ago at age 85. She was born in a snow house. What do you think of her print?

Printmaking in Art...Key Stage Two 

You can take a piece of cardboard and call it your printing plate.  You can cut out cardboard shapes to glue on top. Next, ink your brayer and apply a thin layer of ink and then run it through the printing press. You can create a series of prints. You can use different colors of paper to create varied prints. Please number them! (If you make five prints it should read: 1/5 2/5 3/5 4/5 5/5)

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

An Invitation To Recite

A Lovely Invitation For You!

During the month of February I am giving Captain Kids the opportunity to memorize Robert Frost's poem, Stopping By Woods On A Snowy Evening...if you wish. If you can recite it to me perfectly, you will get a copy of the poem with an illustration that was created by a former Captain student. Maybe you can get a parent, sister, brother or grandparent to help you. It will be fun!

(I have copies of the poem in the art studio...just ask)

  Stopping By Woods On A Snowy Evening
by Robert Frost

Whose woods these are I think I know
His house is in the village though,
He will not see me stopping here 
To watch his woods fill up with snow.
My little horse must think it queer
To stop without a farmhouse near
Between the woods and frozen lake
The darkest evening of the year. 
He gives his harness bells a shake
To ask if there is some mistake. 
The only other sound's the sweep 
Of easy wind and downy flake. 
The woods are lovely, dark, and deep, 
But I have promises to keep
And miles to go before I sleep, 
And miles to go before I sleep. 

Monday, January 19, 2015

Nick Cave Art In St. Louis


 Nick Cave is an artist from Missouri. He is a fabric/sculpture artist, dancer and performance artist. He is best known for his Soundsuits: wearable fabric sculptures that are bright, whimsical, and other-worldly.

Look at this artwork...
What would he sound like when he walks?
Does this guy have a story?
Ask your parents to take you to the St. Louis Art Museum to visit the Nick Cave Exhibit!

 Kid Questions???

What three words can describe Nick Caves work?
Did you notice how he used found objects in his art?
What kind of found objects can you use in your work?
Can you draw how your sound suit would move?
Does his artwork inspire something in your mind?

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Artist to Artist. Arturo Herrera: Powerful Images | Art21 "Exclusive"

Here is an artist that you might be interested in. His name is Arturo Herrera who a Venezuelan artist who lives in Berlin Germany. Listen to see how he works in his studio. What does he think about when he creates his art? How do you work in the studio at Captain School? Do you think about some of the same things that he does?

Sunday, January 11, 2015

Painting Studio On A Cold Wintry Day

 Painting Studio Mini Lesson ....a technique to create texture!

It is a cold, icy day today! In the painting studio we can create that same icy, cold feeling. Using water colors we can paint our paper (we have practiced wet on wet and dry on dry). We can mix colors of the sky if we wish or maybe the purple, orange and yellows of a sunset sky. While the watercolor is wet we sprinkle a little salt on top of the paint....and will see icy images appear. The salt absorbs the water/pigment. Wait until the painting dries and brush off the salt.

 Kid Questions: 

What can you paint on top of your background?

You can use these salted papers for collage papers.
Maybe it reminds you of something else? You can draw on top of it.
What can you create??
Can you take these frosty papers to other studios and use them??