Valiant pepper. Vibrant banana. Valuable broccoli. Virile aubergine. Vehement pomegranate. Venturesome onion. Vast sweet potato. Venust apple. Veteran carrot. Vigorous beetroot. Viable cucumber. Vigilant turnip. Vaulting fennel. Vulnerary ginger.
Very vital visitants on a venture of observational drawing with incorporation of text.
What a vigour, what a vim!
Holidays have taken place, Christmas is here and New Year is not far. I would like to wish you all peaceful family times and a fabulous 2020 with as little stress as possible.
With this post I would like to share some news. I lately got a full time art teaching position in a school which will take a lot of my time and I love it of course. On the other hand I unfortunately have to say goodbye to the regular classes at the studio. I will try to keep one longer Saturday workshop once per month so really, I don’t have to say goodbye to you.
I’m grateful for all your trust and loyalty you showed me through years and for making Artnuts such a cute little family.
Yours very, Mojca
A lot of cutting this was. The basic idea was for the children to comprehend and accomplish understandment of third dimension and size diversity. I personally find third dimension hard to explain. These children are between 5 and 6 years old.
We started with the smallest cloud making it bigger and bigger. Children glued cardboard spacers between each cloud and produced these beautiful sculptures.
We just did whatever we liked but in addition one could add a learning process of warm and cool, primary and secondary or opposite colours.
At school the children are learning about how to use natural resources to make art. In this group the room teacher decided to teach children about spiders and their natural environment so she already had the project prepared. Spiders were supposed to be made out of paper but they will be building the rest of the project out of natural materials. I jumped in with some decoration ideas. They turned out very cute.
My midis were left to themselves and they behaved very responsible. I am ever so proud of them!
So if you are careful you might notice on the last photo (I did my best to cut it out elsewhere) we have a new wall at school.
Well I don’t really like it! It’s red and white and red and white and with this a bit of this and a bit of that it simply makes a bit of a mess behind our exposed work.
It is also magnetic which is nice but it seems it is especially lovely if you are a teenager passing the art work. Half of the magnets are gone in a day and the work is hanging lucidly on those red and white stripes.
I do hope kids get fed up with magnets. And I do hope someone paints white over red.
I feel like writing an ode to my old wall, or at least a haiku.
Here are the works of mostly 5 but also some of 8 and 9 year old children. We made a black and white background and did observational drawings of dragon flies using b&w lines just the opposite to the background. They really came out pretty.
And DO NOT TOUCH those magnets ARE MINE!!
Our two days long camp was inspired by folk art. We were making our own arpilleras, that are actually connected to our life not the one in Chile, so maybe they should be berlilleras.
I came across this lovely project at smallhandsbigart and I am immensely grateful for this site loves to share and give opportunity to others to try their great ideas. I might just not think of it myself.
So I had tones of different scraps of cloth and much of glue and this is what happened. Love it!
And here I present the third and oldest group being busy with mother’s day presents. Children were making beautiful mobiles. Leaves and feathers made of clay hanged on beautiful branches shaped and formed by unflagging three: see, salt and sun! They came all the way from Cantabria in our suitcases instead of shoes and other useless stuff. Of course!
This was an amazing project with a great story behind. I would love it to be mine but it wasn’t. I fully found it on Small hands big art, my favourite of all creative pages.
Children engineered flying objects. First they drew a sketch and a whole planning. They were offered certain materials and a photo of themselves to put in the flying pit.
Big stories came out of all this and there were giggles from behind and under the tables. These girls!