Thursday, May 7, 2015

Art Smarts 5-7 Frist Camp: Collographs

This camp was for students 5-7 years old. For many projects, we explored surrealism in these artworks to go along with the current exhibit. But others were just an exploration of techniques.

The first works are a combination of printing and painting. We discussed warm and cool colors and painted each half of our paper with one color scheme.

Then we made a collograph using foam shape stickers. We printed in black ink one way, then turned them the other way for a reflection. It wasn't until after we did this that I realized that the "reflections" wouldn't exactly line up. My example just happened to be symmetrical so I didn't noticed when I did mine! Still pretty though, right? We also used metallic pens to add details.