Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Art Workshop #24

April 2 - May 1, 2012
After School Art for Children (K - 5th)
Waikoloa Elementary School
5 weeks, Mondays & Tuesdays
2:15 - 3:15 pm (K - 2nd)
3:30 - 4:30 pm (3 - 5th)

Painting, drawing, printmaking, clay and mixed media :D

Kahilu Theatre Keiki Art 2012

Annual Keiki Art Exhibit (March 7-April 2, 2012) at Kahilu Theatre at Waimea, Big Island. This is 9th Annual Keiki Art Show for young artists between the ages of 5-10 years old. Over 60 young artists proudly displayed their work in the Kahilu Gallery (www.kahilutheatre.org), sponsored by State Foundation on Culture and the Arts.

Kohki's amazing butterfly!

Mihi's "Dream" self-portrait:) Congratulations!

Clay Art

In our 3rd quarter, our focus was "the clay art". Among many available clays, I chose air-dry clay "Laguna Modeling Clay" for its reliable consistency and its easy use for children. We used both earth color Red and White. As we have mostly done drawings and paintings in past, children really enjoyed playing clay to experiment 3-d art. In my part, it took way more preparation than other materials, but seeing how excited children were I am planing to continue incorporating this medium.

Coil pots and pinch pots; children enjoyed being creative
adding other materials like feathers, sea shells and branches.



Making clay piggy banks was much harder than it looks.
Hardest part was to cover up round balloon with a clay sheet.
But they enjoyed adding elements like ears, feet and nose.
The popular animals were elephants, cows, and pigs :)
In the second week they painted their dried creations with acrylic.


Students made clay tiles.
After designing and cutting pieces, putting together like puzzles
was a little hard, but look at these beautiful tiles they created!:)


Postcard Project

Hearing the "Postcard Project for Japan" organized in the Big Island , 3rd-5th graders in my art classes created these bright miniature art in the size of postcard with Hawaiian motifs.