Friday, June 29, 2012

Printmaking, Bookmaking & Collage Summer Camp

Etching with monoprint background by Divya
Students learn the art of printmaking techniques such as etching, monoprint, marbleizing paper, stamping, and collograph. They will be using a printing press, hand press, as well as some old-world techniques. Their finished prints will be incorporated into collage and a finished hand-sewn book.
Collographs: Created with materials (yarn, paper, string, etc)
collaged on cardboard, sealed with glue and printed
Etchings on left and etchings with monoprint background to the right
Marbleized paper and incorporated into cover of our sewn books of prints
Monoprints created by painting on plexiglass and run through press
Stamping with natural materials and stamps the children made
Collaging using extra prints and drawings

Friday, June 22, 2012

Here’s what we did at ART CAMP this week: Hands On ART! and StoryART!

Giraffes Can’t Dance by Giles Andreae
Our campers were ages 3-5 years old and had a LOT of FUN!

In Hands On ART! we made a book that was based on our handprint. See some of the cool handprint animals and objects we made below.

In StoryART! we read story books this week and made a craft to go with each.

10 Little Rubber Ducks by Eric Carle

Brown Bear by Eric Carle

Pete the Cat and His Four Groovy Buttons by James Dean

Pete the Cat and His Four Groovy Buttons by James Dean

Handprint Crabs

Handprint Dinosaur

Handprint Flower

Handprint Heart

A House for Hermit Crab by Eric Carle

Handprint Catepillar

Handprint Monsters

The Owl Who Became the Moon by Jonathan London

Handprint Peacock

Handprint Sheep

Handprint Ship

Princess Dinosaur by Jill Kastner

The Little Mouse, the Red Ripe Strawberry,
        and the Big Hungry Bear
by Don Wood, Audrey Wood

Handprint Tree

Warhol Handprints

Thursday, June 14, 2012

Sunshine! Mommy and Me

Sunshine was the theme today to celebrate the coming summer season. We use watercolors to create a background and then used our gooey paint covered handprint over and over again to make the sunshine.  Our book today was "Beetle Bop" by Denise Fleming.

Reminder: Next week Mommy and Me classes start at 10:30!

Friday, June 8, 2012

Giraffes Can't Dance! Mommy and Me

Giraffes can't danceToday's theme was "Animals!" We sang our standard Lion Hunt song, read "Giraffes Can't Dance" by Giles Andreae and made masks so we could all be dancing giraffes. We used crayon, scissors, glue, yarn, paint and paper.