the old saying goes… ‘do what you love and the money will follow’
well… i love art & crafts and maybe they haven’t made me rich but it is the best feeling to pay bills by doing something i love.
one of my favorite ways to pay the rent is teaching kids art & crafts @ IFAC (the irvine fine arts center)
in winter session i did two projects
WORDS & IMAGES:
the kids wrote a collage poem and did a watercolor painting inspired by
an artist/painting from one of three major art movements.
this is how i summarized art movements for antsy kids, ages
SURREALISM: art that combines reality and the imagination,
IMPRESSIONISM: glimpses of the world as if you looked at it
through glasses that weren’t your prescription.
POP ART: made people look at everyday objects in a new
i held up photos of paintings they guessed which movement
the art was from. they got pretty
good at it, although one boy just yelled out “churrealism” everytime— even
for andy warhol’s soup cans.
as art & storytelling
we explored faith ringgold, robert indiana and lisa congdon…
artists whose work relates to the techniques of quilt making. we talked about patterns, using images
as a narrative, colors, repetition, fabric and stitches. then we each made a quilt square about
something we loved or loved to do.
we didn’t sew them together in the end because the kids wanted to take
da… da… da… da!
here’s what we all made!
aren’t these the BEST socks ever…
all of our quilt squares laid out…
a mural one of the teachers at IFAC painted- inspired by modern artists