Thursday, October 30, 2014

Halloween owls


Halloween Owls in the light of the moon!


 You will need : Black construction paper 12x 18, moon stencils, tape, white acrylic paint,brushes, sponges cut into squares, black paint, black cut out owls and chalk pastels.

If the kids are 1st grade or older, have them paint their own Owl. 
I cut large circles by tracing a plate onto a manila folder. Folders make great stencils.
Use a low tack tape to hold stencil in place. ( regular scotch tape can tear the paper) Sponge paint moon with white paint. 

 Next .. remove stencil, lay chalk pastel flat on paper. Rub around moon. I use my fingers to blend chalk. Kleenex or cotton balls work great too.

 Now paint the owl in the middle of the moon, for lowers grades, I cut out Owls.
 Have the kids paint branches under the Owl. Ta dah!!

While the kids work on their projects, you can read "Wise old Owl's Halloween Adventure"

 These Owls are from my pre-school and Kindergarten class. I think they did a fantastic job!
Tree branches are hard to paint for little folk.



 HAPPY HALLOWEEN




Wednesday, October 8, 2014


Oct. 8th 2014
Sammamish up coming Event... Come check out our local artists



  
 
October 11 & 12
10am - 5pm
Sammamish City Hall
artEAST is pleased to support the Sammamish Arts Commission and the 2014 Sammamish Arts Fair featuring paintings, jewelry, mixed media, encaustic art, glass arts, ceramics, printmaking, woodcarving,
photography and textile art.
Now in its 8th year, the fair has grown in reputation to be one of the most anticipated art events on the Eastside and will feature some of the best jury selected local artists in our area.
 

Located dry, warm and convenient
in Sammamish City Hall.
801 228th Ave. SE, Sammamish, WA 98075 (click for map)  
 
 

 

Supported by the artEAST Art Center
95 Front Street North
Issaquah, WA  98027
arteast.org

 

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!