Thursday, December 11, 2008

Art Gallery Night

I've been co-teaching an Art Class at our church through a program called Kid U (U for University). It's a great program where kids get to choose a class that they'd like to take and each class lasts about 7 weeks. This classes this session included Martial Arts, Basketball, Cooking, Chess and Art. In addition to learning or developing a new skill, we also have a Bible devotional, snack and Large Group Worship time. I have really enjoyed helping teach the class - not just because I love art, but I especially love and appreciate kid's art - almost more than "grown-up" art. It's just so creative, uninhibited, colorful and happy!


Last night, the kids got to show off some of their art work from this past session at an Art Gallery Night. Unfortunately, I couldn't make it because I was a "little" under the weather. I really wish I could have been there but I heard it went really well and the kids enjoyed showing off their work to their family and friends. My girls participated in the class and here is some of their art work...

"A's" ARTWORK...

This fish was drawn in black glue (made by mixing a small amount of black paint with Elmer's glue. You mix this right in the tube then squeeze out your design. Simple and fun but be sure to let it dry thoroughly before adding paint or color!). Bright pastels were used to color in the picture and background.

This heart was drawn with black glue then color was added with watercolor paints.

This picture was inspired by Eric Carle. He made most of his illustrations by painting on paper then tearing or cutting the paper into different designs to create a collage effect.

Again, fish drawn with black glue and colored in with bright pastels.

Picture drawn with black glue and colored in with bright pastels.

Another Eric Carle inspiration.

"M's" ARTWORK...


An Eric Carle inspiration - paper collage of a castle with a princess and frog prince

An Eric Carle inspiration - paper collage of a "fashion girl"

Picture drawn with black glue and colored in with water color paints


Picture drawn with black glue and colored in with bright pastels

1 comment:

Christy said...

Oh I love the black glue colored in. Those look really cool - the girls did a great job