Kym, Chareen, and I planned to share artist studies for a few months to change the pace a bit with our weekly Virtual Refrigerator posts. Last month Kym shared about several artists that were new to me. Go read about Piet Mondrian, Gustav Klimt, and M.C. Escher. Today, Chareen introduced Picasso.
My first artist to imitate is Eric Carle. You can even visit his website for a slideshow of just how he creates his pictures. The process starts out pretty easy.
We found crumpled tissue paper and thicker packing paper as well as sheets of printer paper already cut for reuse. The different papers absorbed the paint different ways, and will be interesting as we progress to the next step of this project.
If you want to join us, find some scrap paper and paint it. (I don't recommend thin yellow paint on paper with words on the opposite side. I'll probably go back and cover those pieces with spray paint.) Cut it into squares which will be then further cut down as the design progresses. I'll share our completed pictures next week. In the meantime, look through some of Eric Carle's books for inspiration. Colors don't have to blend.
Welcome to The Virtual Refrigerator. From August through October, we will be featuring artists.
Our weekly blog hop is co-hosted by Every Bed of Roses, Homeschool Coffee Break, and a Glimpse of our Life. Link up your art tutorials or projects that your children have been working on. Then pin the same to our virtual fridge by joining our group pinterest board, just ask any of us to add you. Join us at the blogs of any of the four bloggers who are hosting the Virtual Refrigerator. Link up, visit others who join us, try something new, then come back and share that, too. We want to see your child's masterpiece on our #VirtualFridge
Click these links to visit the co-hosts' blogs.