My Shapes and Sizes Book: Children learn how shapes can be used to form people, places and things. They create their own special felt book with felt shapes and tell a story about it. The concepts of shape, form space and size will be introduced.
My Masterpieces: Children explore colour, shape and texture with paint, collage and a variety of fun techniques. Inspired by the works of celebrated artists, they create their own great masterpieces. The number of activities will depend on the children’s age and class size.
Rainbow Fish and Very Hungry Caterpillar: Based on these familiar books, children explore collage techniques to create colourful fish, very hungry caterpillars and beautiful butterflies. Reading of the stories and number of activities will depend on the children’s age and class size. Required: A parent volunteer or teacher who will cut out the butterfly wings and attach body when dry.
Very Messy Art: Children explore different mediums and create three works of art: a watercolour painting on artist-grade paper, an acrylic painting and a pinch pot using air-dry clay. Students work in groups of four or more to share supplies. Please choose one of the following themes for the acrylic painting portion: space, bears, ladybug, rainbow, seasons.
Marvelous Monoprints: This workshop is a great way to introduce children to printmaking techniques. They explore line, pattern, texture and colour and make one-of-a-kind prints on paper with tempera paints. Required: paint shirts, large table covered with kraft paper for printing station, desks covered with paper, access to water and plenty of drying space.