Monday, June 22, 2009

Drawing with... GLUE?!!

These pictures came out very expressive! We experimented with elmers glue and a rice paste glue.

After the glue dried, we rubbed in some soft pastels.

Thursday, June 11, 2009

Fabric Frenzy

Today we took a look at the beautiful fabric illustrations of Clare Beaton. I love the imagination of kids. Look at a few of our adventures!

Sea Monsters!
Can you find the Chameleons?


More under water adventures!

Working hard.

From sketch to final work of art.

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

"I Spy" Busy Artists!

We had a great start to our 2009 Art in the Barn year! We were busy at work building a cityscape out of recycled materials. Check out the action:

Saturday, May 23, 2009

Summer 2009 Outline of Classes

Book and Illustrator: Dream Machine by Walter Wick
Project: to communally build a sculpture (cityscape/fairytale land/under the sea/etc), hide small items in it, and create an “I Spy” poem. This will be an on going project throughout the month during any spare time. Donations of any interesting recycled objects will be appreciated!

Book and Illustrator: Secret Seahorse, illustrated by Clare Beaton
Project: to create a fabric collage with felt as the basis, and enhanced with various fabrics, laces, buttons, sequins, bangles, and embroidery stitches.

Book and Illustrator: Smoky Night, illustrated by David Diaz
Why Mosquitoes Buzz in People's Ears, illustrated by Leo & Diane
Project: to create a batik-like image by tracing an outline with glue on black paper, then filling in the spaces with soft pastel. While the glue is drying, we will begin a second project of cutting an image into smaller sections, altering the pieces, and reconstructing them into an image.

Book and Illustrator: Smoky Night, illustrated by David Diaz
Why Mosquitoes Buzz in People's Ears, illustrated by Leo & Diane
Project: to finished the projects started on the previous Tuesday.

Book and Illustrator: Tuesday by David Wiesner
Project: to create a sequence (comic book style) of pictures that depict a surreal (dreamlike) occurrence using pencil drawings with watercolor washes.

Book and Illustrator: Denise Fleming
Project: to create handmade paper using the pulp painting method – applying colored paper pulp to a screen to create an image. See Denise Fleming’s website for a great introduction:

Book and Illustrator: Eric Carl, Golem by David Wisniewski
Project: To create a multitude of colored and textured pages to be used for collage on Thursday.
- marbleizing
- stamping (i.e. bubble wrap, etc)
- oil pastel/watercolor resist
- painted tissue paper
- bubble printing

Book and Illustrator: Eric Carl, Golem by David Wisniewski, Plenty of Pockets illustrated by Scott Menchin
Project: Using our decorated papers, we will experiment with the ways the
above illustrators use the collage technique.

Saturday, May 9, 2009

Sample of Last Year's Activities

Here's what we did on collage day:

Thursday, May 7, 2009

Welcome to Art in the Barn!

Aubrey & Lavinia's
Art in the Barn
2009 Summer Art Camp

What: Explore the creative techniques select artists have used to illustrate children's books. We will experiment with collage, pulp painting, cartooning, and much more!
When:Every Tue. and Thu. from 10:00 to 11:15 June 9 thru July 2 (four consecutive weeks)
Where:At the Peckinpaugh's (air-conditioned) Barn
4209 N. 375 W. West Lafayette, IN 47906
Who:For children ages 5 thru 12
Cost:$5 per class - material fee included
Questions: Contact Aubrey Clayton 464-3585 or Lavinia Hale 497-1300