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"I am an Architect and City Planner" workshop.

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This 3D city project is foolproof fun for kids. If you are a parent to 4,5,6 or 7 years old kid, sign up your little one for our art classes. We are into the buildings, construction and creating "imagination", so one day you won't have to do anything for your kid to make the school project done.

 

They will do ALL by themselves.

 

The city project teaches your kid not only cutting and glueing. It teaches how a regular flat cardboard can become a 3D structure with openings, patterns, dimenssions etc. Put all together will create endless hours of fun with "imaginary friends and stories".

 

We are going to add few solar panels (sold in Home Depot in garden section), millions of trees, acres of flower gardens and then this simple project will become - SCIENCE PROJECT. Pretty smart concept for 4-7 year olds, right?

 

They all did outstanding job!

 

 

I've got STYLE..... from Picasso to Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera.

Pablo Picasso, Three Musiacians, 1921

Salvador Dali, The Temptation of St.

Anthony, 1946

Gustav Klimt, The Kiss, 1908-1909

Frida Kahlo, Self Portrait with Necklace of Thorns, 1940

Diego Rivera, El Vendedor De Alcatraces, 1941

This week workshop was all about the most famous artists and their STYLE. What they had liked? What shapes they had preferred? Any favorite colors? For 4-5 year old art students it's too early to find their own style but having idea what is all about, made them THINK.

 

Frida Kahlo was our inspiration this session. Simple animal print-outs decorated with tissue flowers and bows made it FUN and EASY.

Mysterious world of secret messages, invisible writing and drawing..........

Create a secret message for your friends without anyone knowing what you're up to or just draw funny picture! You can make some invisible ink using just some milk. Write or draw in milk-ink using a Q-tip and let it dry. The paper will look normal - only an iron will reveal your secret. Simple yet fascinating way of using MILK as magic ink.

Why it works: Milk is an organic product which means it comes from a living thing. When it's heated, it burns at a slower rate than the paper. Your invisible message shows up brown.

Science & Art swirled up into one!

 

Explore milk even more and use it for Milk Art. So simple….but super cool. We even found ourselves addicted to it.

 

All you need is:

• milk

• a toothpick

• plate or shallow dish

• liquid food coloring drops

• dish soap

 

 

 

We poured the milk in the plate. Scattered a few drops of food coloring in the milk. Let the kids take a toothpick and let the colors begin! Very slowly swirl the milk around. beautiful swirls of color will appear.

Try different variations of colors & different swirling motions. Try adding more milk or cream. Try non-fat verses whole milk. Every which way causes a different reaction. Add a drop of dish soap or place Q-tip dipped in soap into the plate and watch color bursting. It’s mesmerizing.

How It Works: Milk consists of a lot of different types of molecules, including fat, protein, sugars, vitamins, and minerals. When you introduce detergent to the milk it lowers the surface tension of the liquid so that the food coloring is free to flow throughout the milk. The detergent reacts with the protein in the milk, altering the shape of those molecules and setting them in motion. The reaction between the detergent and the fat forms micelles, which is how detergent helps to lift grease off of dirty dishes. As the micelles form, the pigments in the food coloring get pushed around.

Happy Swirling! Happy Creating!

How art can make your kid smarter? Paul Cezanne and theory of everyday object.

Paul Cezanne. Study of an Apple, 1885

Paul Cezanne, Four Apples, 1881

Paul Cezanne. Still Life with Basket of Apples. Painted: 1890-94

From the sigle line of an apple, through four apples and its shadows, to full table of Paul Cezanne's "Still Life with Basket of Apples", we took baby steps to discover what is a Still Life drawing all about.

 

First we touched, we smell, we observed!

Than we used a flashligth to play with the apple's shadows.

At the end, we spoke about composition and we ATE it :)

 

Kids CAN LEARN EVERYTHING if you just give them a chance!

SPRING IS IN THE AIR

Claude Monet vs. Gale Kaseguma - where the past meets the present, so similar and unlike at the same time. Different vision, different technique and media but the same burst of COLORS! Already craving for nice and warm spring weather that is what we wanted to see in kids artwork.

   Little artists not only made their own composition of flowers meadow but also made creative decisions while doing their work. For example, they were cutting and overlapping layers of lighter colors in order to create more contrast. If their details were difficult to see, they would add extra layers too. They also discovered that they can make new colors by overlapping two pieces of tissue paper. We have mixed colors using paints and oil pastels in the past (like great Monet did), but that was the first time we have created new colors using this medium as seen on Gale Kaseguma artwork.

   We looked for a rhythm and a conversation between the colors and the patterns, the background and the foreground and watched how paintings-collages transformed from one idea into something very different.

 

The results are unique and surprising.

             Black and White Beauty inspired by Laws of Attractor 01 by Sergio Albiac.               

Sergio Albiac

"I create visual imagery to articulate my thoughts about the beauty, contradictions and emotion of the act of living. My work revolves around the interior worlds we create in our minds and the tensions that arise when confronted to our realities. The illusion of control in a world much governed by randomness and the elusive nature of emotions are also recurring ideas in my work.  My usual working process involves writing computer programs that generate images. Once my idea is translated into computer code, I search and select the visual results that better express my point. Sometimes, these generative images are the final work and sometimes I use the programs as an electronic sketchbook to visualize my concept before I transfer it into a painting. As I value freedom of expression, I do not feel constrained to a single medium or style and I use either traditional or new media to express my artistic vision.  I am guided by intuition and passion rather than conceptual assumptions. I want to stimulate in the viewer alternative answers to his or her questions or better, totally new doubts."

Roman? Greek? Or my nose is just perky one? ;)

"I see a nose on every face.

I see noses every place!

A nose between each pair of eyes.

Noses! Noses! Every size. (...)"

This time we decided to get more familiar with the face. We studied the part of it that always attract the attention - the NOSE. While many of us ignore what our noses look like, there are many who can't take their eyes of this very prominent feature of the human face. It's no secret that the nose, apart from our other features, highlights the face in a way that can either make one look good or not. Our features come together in unison to create a look that is either stunning or less attractive. While some of us have pretty eyes and a strong jaw line, others have enviable nose shapes that are perfectly proportioned.

David by Michelangelo 1501–1504

From the perfect, straight Greek nose to bumpy Roman, how your nose dips and twists says a lot about who you are (apparently). Let's take a look how your nose can reveal your true self.

Large : materialistic, energetic

Small: timid, loner

Straight: systematic, good leader

Slightly upturned: social butterfly, lucky within social circles

Wide: (with a slight bump or flat) independent, expressive

Hook-shaped: powerful, gutsy

Long: stressed, respectful

Pointed: self-assured, inquisitive

Snubbed: immature, friendly

Thin: finicky, out-of-control

"Mother and Child" or "Mommy and me"..... inspired by amazing Gustav Klimt.