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Family Art Night

fam art picFamily Art Nights are an opportunity for parents and students to experience art together. Families choose from one of three lessons, each based on a different famous artist. The first part of the lesson is an introduction to the artist’s life and samples of his or her work. Next, there is an explanation of the evening’s lesson, which includes a warm-up with the materials to be used. Then, parents and children each create their own masterpiece using the artist’s work as inspiration.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Three Art Corps leaders teach the lessons. The leaders set up the lesson, teach the lesson and clean up. The lessons last one hour. Set up begins 45 minutes beforehand, and cleanup requires an additional 30 minutes after the lessons are over. We have found that keeping the number of participants at 100 or fewer provides the best experience.

Each year, lessons are selected that offer a variety of materials. Lessons also vary in complexity, allowing children from pre-K through late elementary to participate.

For information email Art Corps at marilyn.artcorps@gmail.com

2017-2018  Family Art Night Schedule

Dates are being set now. Watch for a sign-up flyer coming home as your school’s date approaches.

  • Dingeman 2/8, 2/28, and 3/13
  • Hearst 10/18 and 10/19
  • Jerabek 10/26, 1/16 and 3/20
  • Longfellow 1/24 and 1/25
  • Miramar Ranch 2/6 and 2/7
  • Morning Creek 10/19 and 3/8
  • Westwood 11/3

Don’t see your school?  Check back later to see if your school has been added to the schedule.

 

These are the lessons we will be offering for 2017-2018.

DELAUNAY COLOR RHYTHMS

Electric Prisms, Sonia Delaunay

Sonia Delaunay (Ukrainian, 1885-1979) was known for using bright colors and geometric patterns in her artwork. Along with her artist husband Robert Delaunay, she developed a new form of Modern Art, Orphism. Calling it an “exercise in color,” she was inspired by making a baby quilt for her son in 1911. It is a blend of strong colors and Cubist inspired geometric patterns. The rhythms created by her designs point to the connection between music and art. Sonia also designed theater costumes, high fashion, furniture and even a car.

At Family Art Night, we will create colorful rhythms using tempera paint.

 

BIRCH TREES IN SNOW

Beech Forest, Gustav Klimt

The tranquility and beauty found in nature has always inspired artists, and trees provide a rich mixture of texture, form and pattern. Claude Monet, Gustav Klimt and contemporary artists alike have painted stands of trees, often repeating their work in different seasons.

At Family Art Night we will create our own birch forest set in snowy winter using a mixed media of watercolor, oil pastel and collage.

 

 

3-D MASK

Biombo mask, Africa

Bahau Dayak Tribe, Borneo

Masks have been used since antiquity for both ceremonial and practical purposes throughout the world. Masks are a familiar element in many folk and traditional pageants, ceremonies, rituals and festivals. Within different cultures these masks can depict animals, demons, or spirits, and are made from wood, gold, paper or bronze.

At Family Art Night we will create a mask using a variety of paper in different colors and then we will curve the mask to create a 3-dimensional shape.

 


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