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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!

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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Non-traditional printmaking


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Wednesday afternoon art students explored printmaking recently.

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Students made a series of circle prints using cups and ink.

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Everyone created a different pattern of circles.

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Many repeated the shape and allowed it to overlap other circles.

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After creating many variations of circle prints we left them to dry.

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Next we explored thumb printing with ink.

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Everyone explored various shapes with the thumb.

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Next we added marker to complete our thumb images.

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Here are some examples of our thumb printing.

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Haring Stencils


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Wednesday afternoon art students have been exploring the art of Keith Haring.

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Students have been creating stencils based on his style of figures.

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Everyone created different figures, movements and actions.

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The next step was to create an image from the stencil.

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We had a lot of fun exploring the images of Keith Haring.

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Hearts


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Students in the Wednesday afternoon art class learned about the artist Jim Dine and his series on hearts.

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Students began their own heart image and the first step was to divide the paper into quarters and create four heart drawings.

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Students began to repeat the heart shape with various colors of watercolor paints.

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Jim Dine loves things. Influenced as a young artist in the 1960s by pop art, he turns objects and images, like hearts, from our everyday lives into the subjects of his work.

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Students continued to build up more layers of color around their hearts.

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For Jim Dine the hearts function as a “sign that one can care, that there is a constant presence of feeling.”

Four Hearts 1969 by Jim Dine born 1935

The heart is also significant in the larger context of Dine’s work—he has returned to this image time and time again throughout his career, using it as a space on which to project his thoughts and emotions.

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The final step was to outline the hearts with various color of marker to high light the heart shape.

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It was interesting to see the many layers of color.

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Everyone enjoyed the process of creating and learning to add color with this project.  Painting is fun!