Explore the element of texture on multiple levels for many types of animals including sea otters, porcupines, bison, sloths, armadillos and more. From using markers to create the look of animal fur to scratching into paint to make fun actual texture, students are sure to be engaged with these techniques.
Abstract art uses shape, form, color and line to create a work of art that expresses and idea, concept or object. It is a new form of art that features art that doesn’t look like anything real. many abstract artist want to capture a feeling or mood by their use of color, texture and line.
Some works of art can be calming while others make you feel excited or anxious.
ORPHISM was created by Robert and Sonia Delaunay. Objects are represented by shapes and moods are expressed through color.
Jackson Pollock created a stir in the art community when he painted, Lavender Mist. He used regular house paint, nailed a big sheet of canvas to the floor of his studio and started pouring, throwing and splattering paint. To most people it looked like a real mess but Pollock said that every dribble was carefully placed.
Piet Mondrian pared down objects to the most basic form: lines and shapes. The colors are pure and the shapes are made up only of straight lines.
Hundertwasser believed there were no straight lines in nature. Both Mondrian and Hundertwasser created abstract art but the two philosophies are different.
Fill your cravings as well as reinforce skills in color theory, observation drawing and painting, mixed media collage, paper weaving and more! Featuring the work of contemporary artist Wayne Thiebaud as inspiration, children learn to create sweets (and savory!) while exploring art elements and principles with cross-curricular connections.
Vincent Van Gogh was born in Holland in 1853. He was part of a group of painters called Post-Impressionists. Artists during this time painted colors that expressed their emotions rather than portraying a real object. Van Gogh painted seriously for about 9 years and painted almost 900 paintings. Sadly he only sold one painting before he died at age 37.
Impressionist liked to use opposing or complementary colors in their artwork like yellow against purple and orange against blue. Van Gogh preferred to paint colors that he liked, without following rules. After Van Gogh moved to the South of France, the colors he used in his paintings became brighter, like the warmth of the sunshine. He rented a house with his good friends and fellow artist, Paul Gauguin. They didn’t get along very well and had terrible fights.
During this time, Van Gogh suffered from mental illness and was hospitalized. He painted many of his paintings during his stay at the hospital, including Starry Night. Many people believe this is his best painting. What do you think?
He used thick layers of paint to create texture. This style of brush strokes is called impasto.
Planes, trains and automobiles make to the subjects of this super fun class. With a strong focus on drawing, children of all ages learn how to break down what might seem like a difficult subject, and use their knowledge of line and shape to guide them to completing a project they will be sure to be proud of.
Experience the world of optical illusions with this Op Art Bundle! Featuring lessons inspired by artists Victor Vasarely, M.C. Escher and Bridget Riley, students of all ages explore the amazing optical effects of arranging line and color in ways that trick the eye. Math connections, paper collage, paper weaving, markers and colored pencil are some of the techniques focused on in this class.
From Byzantine mosaics to da Vinci’s Mona Lisa, this class explores art from both Medieval & Renaissance times. Go back to a time of castles, kings & queens, ornate cathedrals and the powerful works of the Renaissance masters through mixed media, watercolor, architecture drawings, one-point perspective and more!