Thursday, October 15, 2015

Picture This: Artist Day Program

 

Artist Day Program  Table signs for this program can be found here.

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There will be a variety of activities available for children aged 3 and up including:

  • * "Cave Painting" -- in the style of the first artists 32,000 years ago!
  • * "What can you do with a line?" -- Sqiggle pictures to get those creative juices flowing.
  • * "What can you do with a dot?" -- Pointillism with Qtips in the style of Seurat.
  • * "What can you do with a dab?" -- Watercolor painting in the style of Monet.
  • * "Drawing with Scissors" -- Cut-up collages in the style of Matisse.
  • * "Mixed-up faces" -- Self-portraits in the style of Picasso.
  • * "Picturing the impossible" -- Surreal pictures in the style of Magritte & Dali.

Families can arrive and leave at any time. Parents and/or caregivers are expected to stay with children during their museum visit.

Note:  More detailed plans for single programs on each of these artists can be found in other blog entries hot-linked to the titles below.  Also done as Play With Art.

General Books & Materials:

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CDs:

  • Hey Picasso by Jessica Harper JCD 730 Harp
  • Pictures at an Exhibition by Mussorgsky ACD 425 MUSS

Books: (a sampling)

  • Eggs Mark the Spot by Mary Jane Auch
  • Color by Ruth Heller
  • The Art Lesson by Tomie de Paola
  • Micawber by John Lithgow
  • The Shape Game by Anthony Browne
  • Mathterpieces by Greg Tang
  • Tell Me A Picture by Quentin Blake
  • Dreamer from the Village – Michelle Markel
  • I Am Marc Chagall by Bimba Landmann
  • Marc Chagall: Life is a Dream

Videos:

  • Who is the Artist? Chagall, Klee, Magritte
  • Barry’s Scrapbook a Window into Art
  • The Dot

WELCOME  -- COME EXPLORE ARTISTS TODAY

EACH STATION FEATURES A DIFFERENT ARTIST OR STYLE

To get the most out of this program, we recommend that you read (or browse) the book(s) before using the materials to create your own artwork in their styles.

There is no “right way” to do art and we have only 2 rules:

1. Please clean up when you have finished a project.

2. HAVE FUN!

"Cave Painting"

The First Artists 30,000 Years Ago!

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BOOKS TO SHARE:

  • · Quennu and the Cave Bear by Marie Day
  • · First Painter by Kathryn Lasky
  • · Mystery of the Lascaux Cave by Dorothy Hinshaw Patent
  • · The Mud Family by Betsy James

MATERIALS TO USE TO MAKE OUR CAVE ART MURAL:

  • · BROWN PAPER ON THE WALL (OUR “CAVE”)
  • · CHALK PASTELS

CAVE ART


Paleolithic art the oldest known (ca. 30,000 years old) examples of which were discovered in 1994 at the Chauvet Grotto in southeastern France. Other famous sites that yielded more recent works are: Cosquer, France (19,000-27,000 years old), Altamira, Spain (14,000-16,000 years old) and Lascaux, France (10,000-15,000 years old). This type of art predominately features paintings of animals.


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"What can you do with a line?"

Squiggle pictures to get those creative juices flowing.

START WITH A SQUIGGLE AND SEE WHAT IT TURNS OUT TO BE!

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BOOKS TO SHARE:

  • · Harold & the Purple Crayon books by Crocket Johnson
  • · Ish by Peter H. Reynolds

MATERIALS TO USE:

  • · Paper with squiggles
  • · Markers

One person (parent or child) draws a squiggle; the other completes the drawing to make a picture!

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"What can you do with a dot?" Pointillism in the style of Seurat.

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Sunday Afternoon on the Island of La Grande Jatte shows people of all different classes in a park. The tiny juxtaposed dots of multi- colored paint allow the eye of the viewer to blend colors optically, rather than having the colors blended on the canvas or pre-blended as a material pigment. It took Seurat two years to complete this ten foot wide painting, and he spent much time in the park sketching to prepare for the work. It is now exhibited in the permanent collection of the Art Institute of Chicago.

BOOKS TO SHARE:

  • · The Dot by Peter H. Reynolds
  • · Monet and the Impressionists for Kids

MATERIALS TO USE:

  • · Paper
  • · Paint
  • · Q-Tips

Create a picture using Q-Tips to paint dots on your paper. Notice how your eyes blend the dots into other colors when you step back from your picture.

"What Can You Do with a Dab?" Watercolor Painting in the Style of Monet

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BOOKS TO SHARE:

  • · Katie Meets the Impressionists by James Mayhew
  • · Monet and the Impressionists for Kids

MATERIALS TO USE:

  • · Paper
  • · Watercolors
  • · Brushes

Try dabbing watercolor paint on paper to make your own impressionist painting.

Impressionism

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Impressionism was a 19th century art movement that began as a loose association of Paris-based artists, who began exhibiting their art publicly in the 1860s. The name of the movement is derived from the title of a Claude Monet work, Impression, Sunrise (Impression, soleil levant.

Characteristics of Impressionist painting include visible brushstrokes, light colors, open composition, emphasis on light in its changing qualities (often accentuating the effects of the passage of time), ordinary subject matter, and unusual visual angles.

They used short, "broken" brush strokes of pure and unmixed color, not smoothly blended, as was the custom at the time. For example, instead of physically mixing yellow and blue paint, they placed unmixed yellow paint on the canvas next to unmixed blue paint, so that the colors would mingle in the eye of the viewer to create the "impression" of green. Painting realistic scenes of modern life, they emphasized vivid overall effects rather than details.

"Drawing with Scissors" Cut-up collages a la Matisse.

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BOOKS TO SHARE:

  • · Henri Matisse – Drawing with Scissors

MATERIALS TO USE:

  • · Paper
  • · Scissors
  • · Gluesticks

Create a cut-out collage with bold shapes and colors.


What can you do with a face (or a body?)

Rearrange it in the style of Picasso!

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Things to try – Draw a self-portrait, then cut it up and rearrange the pieces!

 

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"Mixed-up Faces"

Portraits in the Style of Picasso.

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An early 20th-century school of painting and sculpture that was created principally by the painters Pablo Picasso and Georges Braque in which the subject matter is portrayed by geometric forms without realistic detail, stressing abstract form at the expense of other pictorial elements largely by use of intersecting often transparent cubes and cones. The Cubist style emphasized the flat, two-dimensional surface of the picture plane. Cubist painters were not bound to copying form, texture, color, and space; instead, they presented a new reality in paintings that depicted radically fragmented objects, whose several sides were seen simultaneously.

BOOKS TO SHARE:

  • · When Pigasso Met Mootisse by Nina Laden
  • · Picasso book

MATERIALS TO USE:

  • · Paper
  • · Markers
  • · Scissors

· Gluesticks

Create a mixed-up picture of a person (or make a regular picture and then cut it up and rearrange the pieces)!

"Picturing the Impossible"

The Surreal Images of Magritte & Dali.

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BOOKS TO SHARE:

  • · Dinner at Magritte’s by Michael Garland
  • · Magritte, the Double Secret
  • · Now You See It, Now You Don’t – Rene Magritte
  • · The Mad, Mad World of Salvador Dali
  • · Salvador Dali by Mike Venezia

MATERIALS TO USE:

  • · Paper
  • · Magazine Pages
  • · Scissors
  • · Gluesticks

Create your own Surrealist images by juxtaposing different pictures from magazines.

"Dreamer from a Village"

The Amazing Visions of Marc Chagall.

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BOOKS TO SHARE:

  • · I am Marc Chagall
  • · Marc Chagall: Life is a Dream
  • · Dreamer from a Village

MATERIALS TO USE:

  • · Paper
  • · Paint
  • · Brushes
  • · Collage Materials
  • · Gluesticks

Create your own dream-inspired images through either painting or pasting multimedia collage materials.

"What Can You Do with a Shape?" The Vibrant Images of Wassily Kandinsky

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BOOKS TO SHARE:

  • · The Life and Work of Wassily Kandinsky

MATERIALS TO USE:

  • · Paper
  • · Markers

Experiment with shape, line, balance, and color to create a Kandinsky-inspired image.

Next time – Michaelangelo Sistine chapel under card table

http://www.mcs.csuhayward.edu/~malek/Java/Magritte.html

Info. About grounds for sculpture

Check out more ideas at: http://carolsimonlevin.blogspot.com/search/label/Picture%20This

Wednesday, October 14, 2015

School Age Storytime: Halloween

Witches and Ghosts and Pumpkins, Oh My!
(K-2 Storytime)
Fun seasonal storytime -- incorporating interactive storytelling and a nod to strong women/working mothers (who just happen to be witches!) and land preservation as well.

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Book: In a Dark Dark Wood, an Old Tale with a New Twist – David A. Carter (Great “read-together” book with a “BOO” ending!)

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Book: My Working Mom – Peter Glassman (It isn’t easy having a working mom – especially when your mom’s a witch!)

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Interactive storytelling/puppets: Big Pumpkin – Erica Silverman (Halloween variant of the traditional “Great Big Enormous Turnip” tale – I do it as a musical chant – contact me if you want the tune)

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Book: A Job for Wittilda – Caralyn & Mark Buehner (A witch with 47 cats to feed in search of gainful employment…)

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Interactive storytelling/props: The Little Old Lady Who Was Not Afraid of Anything – Linda Williams 

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Book: Pumpkins: A Story for a Field – Mary Lyn Ray (Modern environmental fable/fairytale about a man who saves a field from development by growing pumpkins and sending them around the world.)

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