Today we made an origami lantern/house! The two sided patterned paper created a beautiful interior. One of the moms said "I would live in this house". And so would I :-).
During the January All Day Art Camps we focused on life size mural paintings. The topic was: You! After a couple of doodle warm-up exercises the students worked in pairs to trace each other’s body shapes on large sheets of paper. Then they set about creating artwork within that shape and outside of it. The results were stunning :-)
Incredible You! 10 Ways to let your greatness shine through.
The book “Incredible You!’ by Wayne Dyer has been a favorite of Skye and mine for many years. It’s message is that we all have special gifts and talents. The book guides you and your child through a series of questions.
We took turns reading a chapter of the book at the start of our day to find inspiration for creating a life size “Incredible Me” painting.
NEW: February 15 and 29 All Day Art and Drawing Camps at Elisabeth's Art House! During school closure days at PPS Beverly Cleary.
NEW: February 15, 2016 ALL DAY Art & Drawing Camp at Elisabeth's Art House, PPS schools are closed.
Times: 9:00am - 3:00pm
Location: 2034 NE 40th Ave, Portland, OR 97212
Age group: K - K8
Tuition: $50/full day, $25/half day.
Full day includes lunch time and outdoor play time.
Register online: http://www.elisabethsarthouse.com/art-camps.html
We will focus on drawing skills and illustration.
We look forward to seeing you again :-)
Elisabeth's Art House is back by popular demand!
On Monday January 18, MLK day, and on Monday January 25 I am offering all day art camps! Hours are: from 9am -3 pm.
We will be looking at mural paintings and then create our own!
To read more and to register go here: http://www.elisabethsarthouse.com/art-camps.html
This past month the students and I have been experimenting with three dimensional art. We created paper lanterns, swirly gigs and last week we created sculpture gardens/adventure play grounds.
We used simple construction paper, 2 different colors glued together. The guidelines were simple: use the entire sheet of paper, longer strips are great for creating curvilinear shapes. Then we created little people made of pipe cleaners for scale.
Once the sculptures started to take shape, (at warp speed !), and we talked about different types of shelter, the sculptures turned into imaginative adventure playgrounds.
One student said "What happens if we put them all side by side?". Brilliant! This is exactly what we did. The students became so engaged in their imaginative and interactive play with the sculptures that we went overtime :-)
Art for thought
Elisabeth is an artist and designer who loves creating art with children and families.