This was a very nice activitiy inspired by Small Hands Big Art’s amazing blog. I love the black paper we used and the credit cards are extra fun for all of us as we don’t do this so often. Special usage of cards as brushes is reall fun to try, how and where to press on it, which direction to pull it, which movement to use to create different results. The effect is great and it’s amazing to see how the colours are mixing. A nice project with a clear goal.
As the year draws to an end I feel deeply grateful to all the parents for the trust, enthusiasm and support for Artnuts over the years. Artnuts wouldn’t be what it is today without you and your wonderful children!
As a little thank you we had a few lovely Christmas Family Workshops at the studio. Together we made seasonal decorations while enjoying hot chocolate, cookies and, for the >18 years old, maybe a glass of Sekt to stimulate the creativity. It was super sweet!!! Thank you all! Wishing you lovely family & friends enriched times, good music and some snow!
These beautiful rainbow crowns turned out really royal. Princes and princesses of far countries, scent of myrrh, secret of buried treasures in vast lands of dunes, camels, tanzanit blue skies, golden orange abandoned cities dancing in the heath and rhythm of sintir.
Still life, fruits, plates and old stories. Well we went there and enjoyed the process a lot. Children drew and cut out the fruits and then made different structures with various tools. They made some plates, some juice glasses and straws. A background. And then assembling. Voila!
Development of our project was really in stages and it involved everything: planing, drawing, sawing, measuring, gluing, use of all sorts of tools, printing, decorating, painting, building, sewing, assembling of mosaics. We made some chalk colour and painted the front of the suitcases.
Anyhow, children made beautiful little homes and they were very excited to exhibit them for their parents on our very last day. They also had great time with each other, made new friends, helped each other a lot and had the weather on their side.
Good good times!
This project was done in one of my mini classes with 3-6 years old children. We read one of many Eric Carle’s books and had a little discussion about what illustrations are, who is an illustrator and what is his job. Then we looked carefully at Carle’s work and we tried to do some ourselves. Sleeves up and works began!
Children used all sorts of materials and everyday objects to make colourful printed paper. Then they decided what they want to make out of it and before it was dry (who has time for that!) they cut out their shapes. I helped with some drawing. Then they made animals, cars, clouds, airplanes, even books! How cute are they!
After reading a book Masks in the forest children made animal masks. They were working their finger muscles by gluing little pieces of paper on not such small surface. Quite some patience and focus were demanded and they did it really well.
My fine motor skills class worked on animal cardboard puppets. They were building their finger muscles whille fighting through thick cardboard and their brain muscle when building this thing together. Look at these beauties please!
Meine Feinmotorik-Klasse arbeitete an Puppen aus Tierpappe. Beim Zusammenbauen dieser Dinger bauten sie ihre Fingermuskeln und kämpften sich durch die dicke Pappe und ihre Hirnmuskeln. Schaut euch diese Schönheiten bitte an!
Our famous artists workshop was this time really ancient. We peeked into the world of Greek mythology. We used a fabulous book about mythological monsters. We were swimming in various materials. Of course we had much fun and we also learned. With our exhibition we are now teaching others .
We had a very interesting time talking about Oskar Schlemmer and the basic forms. Children were busy drawing the forms, some also used rulers, then there was lots of cutting. And after – the pleasure of painting!