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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.

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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.

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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

2016-2017  Family Art Night Schedule

  • Dingeman 1/24, 2/15 and 2/23
  • Hearst 10/19 and 10/20
  • Jerabek  10/25, 1/24 and 3/14
  • Longfellow 1/31 and 2/1
  • Miramar Ranch 1/31 and 2/1
  • Morning Creek 11/17 and 2/2

Dates are being set now. Watch for a sign-up flyer coming home as your school’s date approaches. 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 2016-2017.

JIM DINE (American 1935-  )

Heart

Heart

Jim Dine is known for his Pop Art paintings, drawings and sculpture featuring Pinocchio, bathrobes, tools and hearts.  The objects connect to memories or emotions for the artist.  The heart, repeated so often in his paintings, seems to be his favorite and symbolizes his wife.  These recurring themes and his use of vivid colors make his paintings very recognizable.  He explores complementary colors, mixes media and introduces texture and pattern to his heart paintings.

“Of the heart, …Dine said, “[It is] a sign that one can care, that there is a constant presence of feeling.”

At Family Art Night we will create our own heart using oil pastel and watercolor.

 

CUBIST STILL LIFE 

Cubism was invented in 1908 by Pablo Picasso and his friend Georges Braque.  Inspired by Paul Cézanne, and by sculptures from Africa and Polynesia, they created an entirely new way of combining many views of a three-dimensional object at one time- as if you were walking all around the object.  The different views are put together into one composition.  Color, texture, and graphic elements, like text, may be added, so that Cubist works often appear more like collage than anything else.  In fact, Cubism was the first to introduce collage into painting.  Musical instruments, bottles and glasses were common subjects.     

Still Life with Guitar, Picasso

Still Life with Guitar, Picasso

 At Family Art Night we will try on the Cubist style of showing “all the angles.”  Construction paper and newspaper will be used to create a Cubist still life collage.

 

 

 

IMPRESSIONISTIC CHINESE JUNK

The image of a sailboat on the water has long been a poplular subject of painters, and the play of light on the water in seascapes was a common subject for the Impressionists, as well as, American artist Winslow Homer and Japanese artist Hiroshi Yoshida.  The junk, a Chinese sailboat design dating from ancient times, is still in use today.  They were built and used throughout Asia for extensive ocean voyages.

Morning Light, Yoshida

Morning Light, Yoshida

We will create an impressionistic scene of Chinese junks on the sea at Family Art Night using oil pastels on colored paper.


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