27 Oct

Another project from the afore-mentioned fantastic art treasury book that has since been called back to the library. Here Sadie uses tissue paper to create her own Waterlilies a la Monet.

Our choice of tissue colors was limited to my closet collection but she like it all the better in pinks and purples.

Here she first folds the paper into 6 squares, uses crayons to draw concentric circles (or triangles and other random shapes) within each square, then paints over all with watercolor. Cool effect! Based on Wassily Kandinsky’s Colour Study: Squares with Concentric Circles.

Here she stands with part of the art wall. We had to expand it once she started doing full-length self portraits. The blonde is Sadie and the brunette is Mama.

This is our primary art wall. 4,000 coats of magnetic paint under the latex and we have a vaguely magnetic area to hang the kids’ artwork. It is so fun to stand before it and look at each piece. Each media, subject, and mood is so different.

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Posted by on October 27, 2008 in Uncategorized


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One response to “Art-Oriented

  1. sixcrazykanes

    October 28, 2008 at 9:16 am

    I love the artwork! The self portraits are the best!


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