Saturday, March 27, 2010
Reece decided to have a Purplicious birthday party, based off the book "Purplicious". Everyone wore purple (it also happened to be on a KSU game day!) and we painted with different shades of purple for her party craft. Later on they made ice cream parfaits, so cute! Here are a few photos of the kids painting on small canvases using a bunch of different objects like starfish, yarn, and q-tips to paint and stamp with.
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Today was Kaden's 4th birthday party. The theme was tennis and a filler craft was needed for the kids as they were arriving. Kade and his friends decorated tennis rackets with felt tennis balls, markers, and crayons. It only took about 15-30 minutes and was a perfect way to entertain party guests before they played tennis and ate cake!
Monday, March 15, 2010
Sunday, March 14, 2010
We made ice-cream sundae's with watercolor on Sunday. Pattern was emphasized with this project as well as contour lines. The kids had the most fun picking out what kind of ice-cream went in their bowls. The most popular flavors were pinkilious bubblegum, blueberry, and mint chocolate chip! Here is just one of the sundae's.
Thursday, March 11, 2010
There was an article written in the K-State Collegian on local artist, Yoshiro Ikeda today. He has lived in Manhattan for about 40 years. Yoshi is an amazing artist and teacher, not to mention he is hilarious. It's a great article, here is the link below:
Sunday, March 7, 2010
Gustav Klimt was an Austrian symbolist painter. He mainly used the female form for his paintings and murals. The above painting is titled "Adele Bloch-Bauer I." Fun fact: It was sold in 2006 for a record 135 million!
This is a fun lesson on Gustav Klimt that I found online. Kiersten had the idea to use her own head. Great idea! I turned Karli's "mess up" into a mermaid while she worked on some waves. Little brother had a side painting going on behind us so he wasn't left out! We used all kinds of media and lots of glitter and most importantly had a blast.
Tuesday, March 2, 2010
Sunday Afternoon on the Island La Grande Jatte, Georges-Pierre Seurat
Pointillism is a painting technique using only dots of color to form an object. It stems from Impressionism and was invented by Seurat in 1886. Art critics coined the term Pointillism to make fun of artists who used this silly dot technique. Today no one makes fun of it because it's awesome!