Romero Britto is a personification of happiness. Look at his photographs – he is always smiling! And his art makes those who look at it smile, too. Not having a second thought we decided to follow his brightly colored footsteps.
Growing up in Siberia I think I can easily get a PHD in a snomanship if someone ever decides to establish an academic degree for the craft. Here, in New Jersey, the winters are unpredictable and once in a while we get a snowless one. Like the one we are having now.
When the hill won’t come to Mahomet, Mahomet will come to the hill. I’ve already described one snow project that my kids enjoy and you can find it here . This week we created a snowfall in the city.
This is going to be a short post on how to keep your kids busy without TV or an IPad. If you have shaving cream already then you do not even need to go to the store to buy it for the project. I went a few weeks ago and bought 4 bottles. Boy, do they smell!
However, I loved how the project turned out. Besides there is an enormous amount of fun before the final stage.
Oh! Yes, almost forgot to explain why we call it a “Winter Project”. My daughter asks me to play in the “snow” and she does very often in the comfort of our own studio.
I give her toothpicks for mixing but anything will do, even the other end of a pen.
We do not always press paper because every silly little thing does not have to end in an artistic accomplishment.
I promise at least a half an hour of silence or more. 😉
Our kids are surrounded by lots of things and plenty of opportunities. When they have an opportunity to draw, they draw lots of things. The more and the brighter, the better. Right?
This class we devoted to understanding the concept of being a minimalist in art and life. Continue reading Minimalism. Winter Landscape.
When older kids come to my class I notice how they all want to follow some rules when they paint which is perfectly fine but the fact that upsets me is they are afraid to make mistakes and want me to teach them how to do art “the right way”.
That evening they came for a big surprise.
What is the color of Mexico? Green? Red? Blue? Yellow? Black? The truth is Mexico is all the colors in the world and more. When the weather is gloomy and winter is commanding a parade you need bright moments to cheer you and your kids up.
The post was written back in October right after our workshop but the class was so successful that I felt like publishing it anyway in case someone has a desire to use it for ideas.
It is beautiful outside! Golden leaves, clear blue skies. Seems like a perfect time to listen to Vivaldi’s Autumn and pick up the brushes.
The inspirational painting for this class masterfully executed by Isaak Levitan was The Golden Autumn. I’ve remembered it since I was a child but every time I think of a perfect autumn time I have this scene in mind: