Art education, inspiration and encouragement for children and parents in Arlington, VA
Play with Shapes
Miro, a Spanish artist, played with ideas he gleaned from observing the Constellations.
Miro teaches us to make people and animals from possibilities in shape and line.
Warming up to practice is a big part of our lessons. Getting familiar with an idea takes time.
Play with Air-Dry Clay
We began a drawing using Miro inspired shapes from a worksheet (see below). After an hour, we took a break from drawing and made a sculpture with clay.
Two MIro sculptures adorn the Smithsonian Gardens: one at the Hirshhorn (pictured below) and one at the National Gallery Sculpture Garden.
Today we used air-dry clay and talked about the difference between it and clay from the earth.
Our Art to be displayed at the Torpedo Factory
We are getting ready for a show of our work. In February we will be displaying our drawings and clay sculptures at the Torpedo Factory.
I am attaching a worksheet you can use at your home. We used this in class to help us start our Miro Drawings. We will finish our drawings in the next class. Several children requested to keep the worksheet. Please print it out and enjoy time being creative with your child.
Until next time.....Create and be Great!
Jean Frank Stark
I make art and have taught to children for over 20 years.