Tag Archive: mixed media

Famous Artist III: O’Keeffe

This session exploring different artists. To explore an artist means we examine the work as a class, draw inspiration from the colors, content and techniques and then turn it into something of our own. For O’Keeffe we discussed the color palette she used in Oriental Poppies (1928), brush stroke size, and how big she painted the…

Celebrating Spring: Mixed Media Birds

This session we are celebrating spring! In this project we used a variety of materials to create fun and dimensional “birds in a nest”. Materials: Construction Paper Googly Eyes Feathers Twigs, Yarns, Paper Shreds, etc. Leaves (real, fabric, recycled art) Blue Tempera Paint White Cardstock or Construction Paper Optional: Large Circle Punch We opened with a reading…

Monster Mash!

The title says it all! Over here at Studio Sprout it was a Monster Mash all week long. (It was such a fun week!) Our interns may have had even more fun than our students. This week’s project inspiration comes from a variety of sources; the first being the sweet children’s book I Need my Monster by…

Miniature Books

Making Miniature Books was a fabulous success. This is a great open-ended art project. Well the art is open-ended with a twist of product at the end which makes for a great balance. You can use whatever supplies you have on hand. WE used markers, oil pastels, collage papers, glue sticks, and scissors. The pages…

Masters of Art I: Alexander Calder

Alexander Calder’s mobiles were the inspiration for our second project in our Masters of Art series. The first day  of this project was spent decorating five cardboard pieces that were pre-cut into various trapezoids and triangles. This lesson plan was a play between open-ended and guided instruction. Students embarked on decorating and embellishing the cardboard…