masking tape

Painting love


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Students at the Willard Hope Center are making progress on their painting projects based on the theme of “Love”.

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After taping out areas to be painted, everyone picked colors they wanted to use.

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Everyone was very focused on the painting process.

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Student work in progress.

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Removing the tape and seeing the fruits of their work.

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Examples of the student work in progress:

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Layers


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Students at the Willard Hope Center added a second layer of paint to their paintings.

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Everyone learned how to use masking tape to add dimension to their images.

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Students added another layer of color to the images.

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Everyone was excited to see their results with using the masking tape.

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It was great fun to see the students become involved in the creative process as the painting process moved forward.

 

Art Camp -day 2


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On day 2 of Art Camp students reviewed their outdoors paintings and used masking tape to cover elements they wanted to save before adding more paint to the images.

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This process was a new experience for the campers.

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Campers explored adding thin layers of solid color to allow the previous layers to peek through.

100_4701A close-up of their work in progress.

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After adding some some solid color to their paintings, students returned to the studio to create stencil shapes to add to the images and also allow for some drying time.

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Stencils made by the campers.

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Everyone enjoyed using the spray paint to bring their stencil ideas to life.

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Campers really had a wonderful opportunity to explore the creative process through this painting project.

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The completed images by this year’s Art Campers.

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Paper mache pottery -week 1


We began our new class creating paper mache pottery this past week.

Participants learned about basic paper folding methods as well as various methods of building pottery.

Materials are very simple to begin with: newspaper and masking tape.

Learning how to create a coil out of paper is very similar to creating a coil out of clay….only with a different medium.

The next step is to learn how to roll up the coil to create the base of the pot.

Just like regular pottery, paper mache pottery is a very hands-on project.

Coiling is a method of creating pottery.  This method has been used in a variety of ways. Using the coiling technique, it is possible to build thicker or taller walled vessels, which may not have been possible using earlier methods. The technique permits control of the walls as they are built up and allows building on top of the walls to make the vessel look bigger and bulge outward or narrow inward with less danger of collapsing.

Next week we will begin the process of building the pottery after creating many coils.