circles

Multicolored circles


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Art Campers explored using the circle as a design element this summer.

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Everyone began by creating circular ink prints with yogurt cups.

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After some dry time for the ink everyone began to add a pattern of color to their circle print.

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Everyone chose to use color in a new way from everyone else.

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All of the campers were engaged in the creative process.

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There were many wonderful ideas explored in this circular composition project.

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Everyone was focused on completing their colorful ideas.

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I was very happy with the students’ enthusiasm for this project and their hard work.  It was great to work with motivated kids!

Mural painting


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One of the projects at Art Camp this summer was mural painting.

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Everyone focused on circular shapes with their favorite color.

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There were many thoughtful ideas created in our mural.

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It was great to work cooperatively in creating this outdoor art.

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Everyone had the opportunity to be very expressive with paint and brush.

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I was very happy with the students’ final work on our murals this year!

Repeating circles


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Campers explored creating patterns with circles.

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Everyone used ink as their medium for this project.

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Everyone created many different types of circles.

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There were many different designs created as all the students enjoyed the creative process.

 

Circle painting


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Circles was the theme of Art Camp Jr. this year.

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Everyone enjoyed their time of painting our large outdoor mural with various types of circles.

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Everyone chose their favorite color to create circles with.

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All of the students really enjoyed the painting process.

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It was fun to watch the painters add personal touches to our collective mural in front of the Art Junction.  A wonderful reminder of their fun experience at Art Camp Jr.

 

Color


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Our final Wednesday Afternoon Art Class for the winter was full of color.

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Students began with their prints made in the previous class.

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Everyone chose colors to create a pattern of color on their prints.

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This required focus and concentration as every student created their own combinations of colors.

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Students enjoyed the process of creating a monoprint full of color with watercolor paint.

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Here are some examples of the students’ work:

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Compass art


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Wednesday afternoon art students have been exploring the compass as an art tool.

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Students have been learning how basic math concepts of division and geometry are also art terms and concepts used in creating designs.

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Everyone enjoyed exploring the possibilities of the compass and how all of the circles work together to create an image.

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This is a great project for students to see the link between art and math skills.

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Students used lots of concentration as they explored creating various sizes of repeating circles.

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This project really stretched the students to see a new way of creating art through the use of tools from the math world as well as the art world.

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Everyone was thrilled with their accomplishments in exploring compass art.

Circular design


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Wednesday afternoon art students recently explored the circle as they created circles with stencils.

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Students used a variety of stencils and circular objects to create their composition.

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Students picked their favorite colors to trace and fill in the shapes.

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This step required much concentration as students worked hard to fill in their circles with various colors.

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The next step was to add a wash of color over their circle design.

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Here are a few examples of their work.

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The final step after their image dried was to outline their circles with marker.

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This was an enjoyable yet challenging project for the students as they learned new concepts and developed their skills.

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Circles


This week in our home-school art class we explored the idea of circles in art in a similar fashion to the artist Wassily Kandinsky.

Wassily Kandinsky’s color study, Squares with Concentric Circles.

Wassily Wassilyevich Kandinsky (16 December 1866 – 13 December 1944) was an influential Russian painter and art theorist. He is credited with painting the first purely abstract works. Born in Moscow, Kandinsky spent his childhood in Odessa. He enrolled at the University of Moscow, studying law and economics. Successful in his profession—he was offered a professorship (chair of Roman Law) at the University of Dorpat—he began painting studies (life-drawing, sketching and anatomy) at the age of 30.

The students had a lot of fun folding paper, drawing circles and mixing colors of watercolor paint.

Learning to control the brush in a circular motion is a very difficult task.

This project required a lot of focus and concentration.

Everyone had fun as they explored color through creating concentric circular shapes.

Everyone was surprised at how quickly the time flew by as the creative process was in full swing.

The shape of flowers


The home-school art class explored creating flowers beginning with the circle shape.

Starting with a circle the students begin to transform the shape into a flower with scissors, removing various shapes to imitate a flower design.

Next the students add various layers of shapes to their flower to create a layered flower design.

With many colors, shapes and sizes to employ into their image students have many choices to make in creating their flower design.

It’s really fun to watch the creative process bloom in these kids as they immerse themselves in making art.

As the flower project continues to grow, so does the students’ confidence in their artistic achievements.

Every child is an artist.  The problem is staying an artist when you grow up.  -Pablo Picasso