Monday, December 6, 2021

ARTfull Online: Building with Colors and Shadows (...

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ARTfull Online: Color and Shadow

About ARTfull Online: Building with Colors and Shadows (ages 4-10)

3 Mondays, December 6, 13, 20, 10:30 – 11:30 AM

Explore the effects of balance and contrast as you play and build with colors and shadows. Artists will be invited to work with both 2D and 3D materials, celebrating color families, color schemes, and the impact of silhouettes and shadows.

This interactive class is capped at 10 students.

The link to the zoom meeting will be sent to registered participants at least one day prior to the class.

Your child is invited to bring any materials that they are curious or inspired by!

Suggested materials:

  • Mark-making: markers, pastels, chalk, crayons, pens, pencils, paint, paint sticks
  • Adhesives: glue, tape, velcro, stickers
  • Tools: paintbrush, scissors, klever cutter
  • Surfaces: printer paper, tracing paper, wrapping paper, cardboard, poster board, fabric
  • Recycled, crafty, and unconventional materials: plastic and wood bits, magazines, buttons, brads, paperclips, bubble wrap, broken toys & electronics, newspaper, aluminum foil, plastic wrap, feathers, pompoms, twisty ties, yarn, string, wire, mirrors, magnets, items from nature

Setting up:

A studio is a designated space where an artist creates. It holds the artist’s special tools and materials and helps the artist feel inspired and safe. Remember, every home, family, and artist is different…so all studios will look different!

A few things to keep in mind as you set up a studio:

  • Take time to organize and gather your materials before your class begins. Do you have everything you might need or want?
  • Boundaries can be helpful. Be mindful of furniture, others’ belongings, and special areas.
  • Think about your body in relation to the space around you. Do you have room to spread out and make a mess?
  • Consider the surfaces you will work on. Maybe a table, a clipboard, or the floor?
  • To make clean-up easier, think about containers for your supplies, tools, and scraps. If you want to save your artwork for future classes, does it have a safe home?
  • How can you make your studio space feel like YOURS? Do you have anything special you like to look at or have nearby that inspires you?

Anna Cohen has taught in a variety of art centers, schools, and museums in both Vermont and the Boston Metro area. Anna is also an instructor for deCordova’s summer program, the hive, and has been a part of other deCordova family and community programs. She enjoys working with natural and recycled materials, with an interest in STEAM and ephemeral art, as well as constructing large-scale structures. Anna encourages all children to appreciate the process as much as the product of their own work and to explore, ask questions, and find beauty in the world around them.

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