Amazing Landscapes and Vibrant Villages

Imagine…

Cabinet doors transformed with the vibrant colors of Unicorn SPiT – blue, teal, purple and a tinge of white.

Imagine…

Bowls of sea glass, rocks, buttons, glass cabochons, marbles, pearls, seed beads, shells, colored wooden matchsticks, mirror tiles, pearls, old jewelry …bowls and bowls of ephemera just waiting to become part of a masterpiece.

Imagine…

Creating a cliffside village with collected driftwood anchoring whimsical cottages – all made from cut wooden spools.

Imagine the fun…

Creating swirls of beads, bridges of stones, path of pearls, moons hanging from rhinestones, and suns sparkling with gleaming beads and shiny buttons.

Imagine…just imagine…

Creating the perfect place to dwell…

Our young artists did just that in 2018 and they were spectacular…just spectacular!! 

Photos: “A Perfect Place to Dwell” Camp, July, 2018

Don’t miss the fun this summer….

The Unicorn SPiT, cabinet doors, and bowls of ephemera will be back again in 2019.  This summer our artists will be creating horizontal assemblages of villages nestled in the rolling hills of the countryside as well as painting acrylic landscapes.

Amazing Landscapes and Vibrant Villages, Week 5, July 8-12, Ages 8-10 and 11-14

Painting Self Portraits

Are we creative?
Absolutely!
Do our artists create amazing masterpieces?
Absolutely!
Do our artists have fun!
Ab-so-lute-ly!!!
Perfect example: Self-portraits using a glue technique.
Our artists created masterpieces of themselves…colorful, large, abstract!
They used simple supplies… photographs, transparencies, an overhead projector, large stretched canvases, pencils, glue, acrylic paints…and… vivid imaginations thinking in brilliant color.
Voila! Striking works of art!
Amazing!
Creative!
FUN!

Photos: “The Great Pour” Camp, Ages 8-14, June, 2018

Creativity Abounds Here!

Young artists create, inspire us all, and have fun at Art First Inc.!!!  Colors pop and imagination rules!

Paint brushes brim with vibrant colors, fingers swirl in paint, spray bottles create luscious designs, and masterpieces are painted on our beloved easel that has layers of colors telling the story of many young artists.

Clay is shaped between fingers and morphed into clay frogs flying on lily pads (Tuesday by David Wiesner), arctic polar bears, or miniature worlds brimming with flowers, dragons, rainbows and pure imagination.

Whimsical animals come alive with the stroke of a brush dipped in bright neon paint. Brightly patterned fish and world-like pods emerge from layers of color sporting unique marks, and creative animals are collaged and sewn on burlap canvases.

 

Self-portraits, Picasso style are painted – with a twist, Mondrian canvases are cooperatively created in bright primary colors and Van Gogh sunflowers are designed…but not with paint!

“Spies” stealthfully navigate a laser beam maze, pirates decked out in regalia hunt for gold and walk the plank, and mermaid tails glisten with jewels and glitter.

Tricycles peddle through paint, elephant toothpaste explodes and soft “Cat in the Hat” pillows are designed by young artists for hours of snuggle time.

 

Faerie houses sport New York City skylines, chic shops, modern apartments and lush rooftop gardens.

Rolling Monsters are given personality and pizazz with papier mache and plaster, blob monsters appear, and scribble monsters too.

Gourds are transformed into bowls sporting shimmering alcohol inks and unique gourd birds with attitude, showy feathers and majestic colors flirt on the front lawn.

 

Beads galore are turned into necklaces and Gelli plates are the vehicle for colorful monoprints. Even faces are painted on see-through plexiglass and then printed for a unique portrait. (shown above)

Sewing machines whirr – aprons and pillowcases appear, fleece mermaid blankets or shark tails are designed and flip flops take on colorful embellishments.

Prisms sparkle, light boxes glow, water beads swell, and rainbows appear.

 

It is an amazing summer at Art First. Our young artists continue to delight! Come see the creativity, tour the classrooms, and take part in the creative joy that fills our building! Summer is magical here!!

Action! Art! Take Two!

Imagine…peddling through paint on a tricycle…wheels covered in dripping paint and track marks that sport the colors of the rainbow.
Imagine…dancing away to the beat of music while creating a “smooshed” masterpiece just from amazing dance moves.
Imagine…working with a partner to swirl, swing and shake “paint bags” dangling from a long, slender stick. Hint: There’s a hole in the paint bags…😊
Imagine…swinging like a pendulum while paint creates abstract designs.
Imagine…dipping Slinkys in paint and bouncing them up and down on a canvas – “boing”, “boing”, “boing”.
Imagine…squirting paint at paper, painting with feet, popping paint balloons, chasing paint filled bubbles for popping art and more!
Fun!!!!!

Action! Art! Take Two! is going to be a week of rip-roaring fun! Leave the good clothes at home. Wear old clothes that would love new paint designs and join the adventure. Don’t worry – we’ll have buckets of soapy water for those colorful hands and feet. That’s fun too!  Hmmm – sounds like soapy bubble prints could happen also!
Action! Art! Take Two! Week 5, July 9-13, Ages 4-5, 6-7.
Instructor: Colleen Loughlin