Monday, 18 May 2015

Painting exotic birds (Workshop for Children)

Today we painted some funky exotic birds using watercolours and white acrylic paint.

First we painted a random labyrinth of swirls and then we filled the empty spaces on the paper with other colours. When it all dried a bit, we added little dots and other marks with almost dry brush and lots of paint.
While the painting has been drying completely, we drew our crazy birds using some pictures (cards with birds) for inspirations but we added some crazy crowns and longer tales, so they looked cool as silhouettes. Then we cut the birdies out and stuck them (with removable double-sided stickers) to the painting and carefully painted over with white acrylic. The brush strokes always need to go AWAY from the bird, so the paint doesn't get under the stencil. Have fun making yours! Get in touch if you have any questions.

Tuesday, 12 May 2015

Playing fashion designer (Workshop for children)

Most Mondays I have the pleasure to do Art with 3 little girls. They are 7 years old now, but I have been working with them since they were 4. Yesterday we played fashion designers. We looked up some real dresses with vegetable prints, which made the fashion headlines back in 2012 and then we set to work. Here are some of the results...

Sunday, 10 May 2015

Painting Flowers (Workshop for children)

Yesterday I had real fun with three 6 years old girls, closely examining variety of fresh flowers and then painting them with water colours. Here are the results...

You can find out more about the workshops for children here.

Thursday, 7 May 2015

The mystery Art Teacher

Recently, I have been asked, if I can send the tutorials to my Art projects to my friends (mothers with young children). Since I am always happy to share, I agreed immediately but then I got an even better idea! Why sharing only tutorials, when I can send the entire pack for a project! And the idea of the secret Art Teacher was born! My first SURPRISE art project will be shortly on its way to Berlin to a 7 years old little boy!!!

Since I am an Art Teacher, I have all sort of materials always readily available (you should see my work room!!!), but I can appreciate, that not every mom has the time and the energy to source 5 different items for one specific art project. Now she does not have to! The little pack will show up at her door, complete with a mini photo-tutorial and handwritten note addressed to the budding artist (the child). It will hopefully feel like Christmas! Unexpected present from the Mystery Art Teacher, that offers lots of creative fun!

The wonderful soft watercolour pencils can be, of course, used later for many more creative projects.

This set is for some bubble fun. "Blowing and drawing bubbles"