Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Color Wheels

Color Wheels by Pre-K and Kindergartners!

It's that time of year, In the 1st couple weeks of art class, I introduce the color wheel.

Cut a 8" diameter circle out of cardboard or recycled manila folders.
 Divide it into 6 pie slices with a pencil.
For the younger kids, I put a dot of paint in the corresponding slice onto the wheel.
This helps them paint the right colors in order.
I use tempera paint for this project.
 Tip: always start with yellow. If the kids don't wash out their
brushes well, yellow won't be yellow!

I also tell them to watch their water change color as they paint there way around the wheel.
There is no need to wait for the wheel to dry.
 We jump right in and start gluing our color wheel embellishments!
You can come up with your own embellishments. I have been collecting for many years.

One of my little Picasso's went for all the shinny jewels!

Rishik found the last pink pasta heart...good eye

After the kids are done, I give them a big white piece of paper and have
 them use all their leftover paint. They can mix or paint what ever they like. 

Saturday, September 27, 2014

Hearts in a Cup


    Hearts in a Cup  by Pre-K and Kinder- kiddos

A mixed media work of art on 6x6 canvas panel.
For some unknown reason I always start may class projects with a
 stack-able mix media art project.
The kids really enjoyed this.
I pre-cut all pieces like a kit. I know .. you must think I have a lot of time on my hands. 

My inspiration for this project is hanging in my kitchen.
A very good friend and talented neighbor, Pamela Holderman produces
 the most wonderful mix media art. A must see!

My Inspiration for this project. by Pam Holderman

A few projects from pr-k and kindergarten

The kids started by painting the 6x6 canvas board yellow.

Using lids we stamped the yellow background with white paint. 

We set aside our background and decorated our tea cups.
using a round foam paint brush the kids stamped the blue cup.
I had them use the end of their paint brush to make white dots on the green tea cup.

I put  newspaper thru my shredder to make paper shreds for a nest in the tea cup. 

We finished by tucking our hearts into the nest. And adding our bird!

Monday, September 8, 2014

Auction Nov. 1st at Pickering Farms, Issaquah, Washington.

This sunflower duo has been donated to the Greatest Goal Ministries upcoming auction.

 The ministry has been working in Sierra Leone, West Africa with the disabled and under served population since 2007. The ministry's free primary care outpatient hospital treated over 8,000 patients last year and the number of people seeking health care continues to grow.

The funds raised from this auction will be used to establish a cervical and breast cancer screening center. The first cancer screening center in all of Sierra Leone. If you wish to help or donate please contact: Patty Davis, 206-954-2214

Friday, August 8, 2014

Foil Butterfly's

Garden Foil Butterfly's

Fun Project for all ages.!

You will need: Black shoe polish or oil pastels.
                        acrylic paint
                        Hot glue gun and glue sticks.
                        Exact-o knife
                        sequins or some kind of do-dads to decorate with . optional 

I started with a 9 x12 board. You can use stretch canvas board or any kind of 9x12 flat surface. Make a template for multiple butterfly projects. Draw or print a large butterfly on a piece of paper. Cut it out, and trace it on the canvas board. Next, trace your butterfly with hot glue. 
(I had a art work-shop for small kids, I prepped this part in advance.)

Now using Glue or Mod Podge, paint the surface of the butterfly only. Then place a piece of foil over the butterfly. Starting from the center, press foil onto the butterfly so the foil now has a embossed effect. Now your ready to trim your foil from around the butterfly.
 Using oil pastel or shoe polish, gently rub the surface of the foil. This allows the acrylic to adhere better to the foil.

Your ready to paint!

When your done painting, I used a sanding block to lightly rub the raised foil areas of the butterfly. Basically rubbing off some of the paint from the raised areas so the foil shows.
Take a wad of foil and make the body of the butterfly. see samples.

Decorate with your choice of embellishments!

Kids still learning to control the flow of glue? No worries it will dry clear :)

love this one!

Beautiful ! well done Vika