Saturday, July 26, 2014

taking two

We're taking two weeks 
outdoors to 
splash in the surf, 
soak in the sun, 
relax and re-energize. 


saving the best for last.. 

summer ART week 4
August 11 -14th 
10:00 - 1:00 pm
bring a lunch
dress for art

Friday, July 18, 2014

watercolor + color pencil






Two of my favorite mediums,
tried and true over and over.
Always fresh and always vibrant,
 I love the combination. 
We paint lots of small watercolors at beehive.  

After mounting them, 
we played with the pencil and a little sharpie marker. 


Monday, June 30, 2014

snaps

                                                  





painted shells and watercolor resist
book covers 
pillow toss
spinning rocks

early bird ART 2014

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

spin

Getting our SPIN art ON!  
An old fav keeps getting better and better.

New paints from ikea, just the right size bottle, great colors and needle size tips. I also filled many squirt bottles with an assortment of tempera paints. 
Lots of circles pre-cut in all sizes and shades. 


My tip.. use bottles with a very narrow tip.  That way, the paint is easily controlled and cool designs are played with before the spinning starts.
(salad) Spinners also from ikea. 

Monday, June 16, 2014

paper weaving









ALL spring classes at beehive tried their hands at paper weaving. 
It's tricky, but once you get the hang of it...  oooooo la la!  
A beautiful collection of color and focus. 
YAY beehive kids! 

Sunday, June 15, 2014

Monday, June 9, 2014

PASTE PAINT PAPERS



PASTE PAINT is one of my favorite mediums.  It's all about experimenting with lots of pots of colors, color blending, lines, patterns and texture. 

Using a blender we whipped up several colors using different pigments of tempera and acrylic. We added just a smidge of pigment so that the paste paint has some transparency. If you want a more opaque look, add more pigment.
There are many recipes out there for paste paint, the one we used I found here.  




In a previous class, each child had painted several sheets of paper with tempera, 
for the background color. 


Add a small dollop of paste paint to painted paper and brush evenly. We dragged plastic combs across the surface to create color patterns and cool line formations. 







Make sure everyone has several sheets of papers to experiment with,
it's THAT much fun!