Friday, March 29, 2013

Easy Batik Project!!

During the week of spring break 2013 at the Arts Center, students created many african safari themed art projects! My classes created a group project that visualized the grasslands food chain (photo above). Students also learned how to batik using elmers glue and watered down acrylic paints!! See photos below for more detailed instructions for this project and try it at home!

Master Painters Class Spring 2013

 In this painting class students learn about different painters from history and create their own paintings
using techniques inspired by the artists. The following paintings were inspired by Henri Matisse. Students used bright colors and heavy brush strokes and even added bits of colored paper to enhance paintings!

Monday, March 4, 2013

MUD: Pottery Wheel Throwing Class for Kids!

 MUD Workshop! In this 8 week class students learned the fundamentals of wheel throwing and made their own mugs, bowls, lidded vessels, even teapots! Session 2 of Mud starts Tuesday, March 5th from 4-5:30pm at the Corvallis Arts Center, there is still room! Register here

Here are some photos from the winter session of MUD class!
 The basics: How to make a pot on the pottery wheel with photo demonstrations by young potter Zeke! 
 Step 1: lightly dampen the surface of the bat (board attached to wheel by metal pins). You don't want a puddle of water, just some moisture to get the clay to stick!