Butterflies returned to the Art Junction today.
Families came to the Art Junction on Saturday, March 23, 2013 to participate in creating clay butterflies and to help celebrate the return of spring.
Our weather was still very winter-like, but our thoughts turned to spring and the renewal that will return to north-central Ohio soon.
Families worked together to create butterflies from air-dry clay.
Everyone had the opportunity to add paint to their creation as well.
Crayola® Air-Dry Clay is a natural earth clay which air-dries to a hard solid. It can be used it to make clay sculptures, decorative items or plaques. No baking or firing needed. Easy clean-up. Minimal shrinkage.
You can use most traditional clay sculpting techniques with Air-Dry Clay, such as coil, slab, pinch, score-and-weld.
You can also press beads, small stones or other decorative items directly into the clay.
A butterfly is a mainly day-flying insect which includes moths.
Butterflies have large, often brightly coloured wings, and conspicuous, fluttering flight. Some, like the Monarch, will migrate over long distances. A few butterflies eat harmful insects. Culturally, butterflies are a popular motif in the visual and literary arts.
Everyone enjoyed the creative process of making a butterfly today.
Maybe you can join us for a class, workshop, gallery opening or our next family art day.