ART AT THE PARK SESSION 2:

UPCOMING ART PROJECTS

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geometric

spray

painted

records

Using eco friendly spray paint, masking tape, and reclaimed vinyl records, we are going to experiment with geometric designs and unique materials to create a cosmic work of art! 

This is a project I have been teaching for a few years, and it is one that my students always have so much fun with because there are so many different ways this project can be approached!

The intention that will be emphasized in this class is empowerment. Students will be taught how to use trust and positive thinking to develop creative 

confidence

Confidence to take creative risks, try something new, and trust in the unknown

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CREATIVE

PLAY+

COLOR

BLOCKING

INSPIRED BY IMA PICO

Color blocking is such a fun, playful art form because there is literally no way to mess up! 

Piggybacking off of the geometric shapes we created in our spray painted records project with tape, in this class we will take abstract shape creation even further through allowing ourselves to sink into a flow state as we free draw wonky, weird, abstract shapes. 

After we freely illustrate odd, marvelous shapes, we will use high quality acrylic paint to block in each individual shape with vibrant colors! 

The intention that will be emphasized in this class is playfulness. When we approach art and life itself playfully, we give ourselves permission to be completely free. With this approach to our project, my vision is to help each student experience the magic of their infinite creative energy, and understand how good it feels like to let go. 

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graffiti

affirm-

ations

INSPIRED BY JASON NAYLOR 

Jason Naylor is a graffiti artist based in New York who intentionally uses calligraphy, neon colors, and a LOT of spray paint to promote, kindness, love, and empowerment all over the world.

His work is famously known, and he has worked with brands such as Coach, Pepsi, Sephora, Maybelline, and more. 

Inspired by Jason's vibrant, large scale murals and use of affirmations, we will explore a variety of street art that is created to make a positive impact in the minds and hearts of others. 

After we take in a bunch of inspiration from Jason's work, we will use neon pastels and black paper to create our own graffiti style affirmations that emphasize change each student desires to see in the world!

The intention of this project is positive thinking. Whether there is a strong message we wish to send ourselves or send to those around us, the power of our thoughts is SIGNIFICANT. What you hold in your mind is what you see in the world, and my intention is to guide my students to take a closer look into change they want to create within themselves or in the world through this fun, colorful art project. 

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 natural

textures

part 1 of 2

Using modeling paste, flowers, leaves, rocks, and sand, we will explore all of the different ways to create natural impressions and texture in a work of art before color is added.

Each student will be given the freedom to play with whichever textures or materials they feel most drawn to so that their work of art can truly be their own!

Flowers and leaves may be pressed into a modeling paste coated surface to create a 3-D impression, while rocks and sand can physically be mixed into modeling paste to create coarse and rocky textures on the canvas. 

 

This is the first part of a two part project! The second part will be completed during the class following this one! 

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natural texture

painting

completion

part 2 of 2

In this class, we will use extremely high quality acrylic paint to complete our two part natural textures art project!

Students will use color and soft blending techniques to intuitively finish their creations that they started in the previous class. 

What's beautiful about two part projects is that students learn what it is like to spend multiple days and hours crafting one piece of art. 

This teaches young artists how to layer materials, creating patiently, and understand more complex art forms!

The intention of this art class is CELEBRATION! As we finally complete our natural texture paintings in the last class of this session, students will be guided to celebrate and reflect on all of the masterpieces they created, and all of the things they learned during session 2 of Art at the Park. 

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