'Stuck at Home' Project #8: Food Art
- Ask first!
- Look at your snacks. What does this look like? What could this become?
- Start drawing.
- Add details: Line thickness, value (shading), etc.
- Add other materials if you want.
- Have fun.
|Kathryn C. Christensen||
'Stuck at Home' Project #8: Food Art
If there was ever a time it would be ok to play with you food, now would be it! Get creative with your food.
Adding detail such as value and texture will create a more developed image. If you view the three images with the boats, you can see how I built up the boats to make them pop out (contrast). Have fun!
Stuck at Home #7 - Creative Drawing & Value
This is day 16 at home. How is everyone doing?
I thought I would create another project that you can work on with the materials you have at home.
Stuck at Home #6: Relief Art & Foil Art
A relief is a work that has a raised part above the background.
I loooovvveeee this art project so much and I hope you do to! My favorite part of this project is blending the markers together on the foil. Let's get started!
Stuck at Home Project #5 - Stamping
Hi everyone! We are now on what day of the quarantine? Ha! I'm hoping we can get outside soon if it warms up a bit. Anyway, here is a very easy way to create a patterned paper you can try at home. You can try all sorts of materials. Some students told me they tried Koolaid and dirt for the Fork Art. Just be sure you ask first before you create!
The photos below are called printmaking. Most printmaking looks like the photos below. You create a design from a material (linoleum, cardboard, etc) and roll ink on it and the press the board to the paper. I have a printmaking videos for you if you want to watch them. video 1 (materials) & video 2 (how to)
Stuck at Home Project #4 - Create a Journal
You might have quite a few drawings or things you have been thinking about since you have been at home. That happens when you get bored and your brain fills up with thoughts. A journal is the best place to keep those thoughts so you can go back to them later.
Since we have been stuck at home, I thought it would be fun to make a journal. You might have a notebook to use and that is a perfect place to start. If you want to try my idea on youtube below, go ahead! Just have fun and remember, no judgement. Whatever you begin is fantastic. Just be sure to ask your parents before you start!
Stuck at Home Project #3 - Scribble Art
Several years ago I met this fantastic artist! I have many of her prints as she is an artist from Washington State and I have an aunt that lives there. WA has a phenomenal art following in which there are festivals and loads of local shops that sell local artist's work. Anyway, the artist I am speaking of is Dixie Rogerson-Bill. Her artwork is unique in that she begins with a scribble. One of my all time favorites is called Ladies of the Downtown Pool (pictured below). As I mentioned above, I was able to meet Dixie (thats me with her below). While in her art space, she created this original Dixie scribble work (left). I am still in awe at her kind and creative heart.
Scribble Art Directions:
Stuck at Home Project #2
So, it's Friday and we are all going to be socializing through this tool called technology for a while. I'm excited to hear from those of you that have sent me emails about what you are doing. Please keep sharing with me. I miss you all so much!
Stuck at Home Project #1
This is a favorite project of my 8th grade students. You can find all the materials on amazon (or call to see if you can purchase from a local store and have it delivered). Practice social distancing!
Objective: Create a beaded design independently and work through problem solving. You will also be working on fine motor skills!
If you are not interested in beads, try a different project from the 4-5 Project page or 6-8 Project page. As always, any project can be as complex or simple as you desire. My 9 year old son created the letter 'A' in the picture above and went on to create his own shark (pictured below). These were only developed as I created projects for the grade I taught. Please use your own creativity and I urge you to let your own child work through the process. (My son had to tie string together and figure out what to with the knot and cut ends.) Struggles are ok. There is not a grade for this! Your child does not have to be perfect the first time. Teach them to keep trying!
Learning and Creating from Home
Hi! I'm Mrs. Christensen. I have taught art for quite a few years (17 years to be exact). I thought I'd introduce myself because there has been more traffic on my website as more schools are closing.
We are living in an uncertain time. I realize we feel no control at all. Keep in mind that our brains need to work. Thinking about the unknown is more detrimental. So, pick up the media of your choice and jump into a creative moment. Get lost in creativity!
Did you know creativity can be found in any idea? Art can be whatever you want it to be!
My favorite quote is by Scott Adams. "Creativity is allowing yourself to make mistakes. Art is knowing which ones to keep". We all lay judgement upon ourselves. I challenge to leave it behind. Please give yourself and others a bit of grace and I promise we will find hope.
Has your child's school closed? Are you stuck at home for a long period of time? Experiences and opportunities can be found it anywhere you look. I have created two more pages with creative resources. Many of these are previous projects my students have created and others I have had tucked away for snow days with my own children. I know we all may feel stress during this time of uncertainty. Keeping your mind busy is a great way to channel that stress. Feel free to take what you want and comment here on the blog if you have questions.
To access any page, use the tabs at the top of my website. All art projects will be listed under Denison Middle School. The two new pages are 4-5 Art Projects and 6-8 Art Projects (you can see them in the photo below).
Art teacher and mommy to 3 kiddos.
“Creativity is allowing yourself to make mistakes. Art is knowing which ones to keep.” Scott Adams