Little Artists and Shapes

Shape and preschoolers – one of the easy lessons that are fun for everybody!

We have started talking about the difference between organic and geometric shapes and looked at a way some famous artists used them in their work. From Matisse (organic) to Herbin (geometric):

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We have also played a shape scavenger hunt in the classroom and did some physical movement exercise while we sorted objects based on their shapes.

For the art projects, we made two of them.

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We guessed what shape would a thumbprint make and then talked about ways we can change it into a dog, cat, flower, person, bug, tree, etc.

For the main project, we used colorful circles to create a collage. We practiced cutting and gluing, talked about composition and colors. We also introduced fractions a little bit – talking about different ways you can cut the circle and how many pieces it will make. Some kids cut the circles in halves or quarters others cut it into a million small pieces. Fun all around!

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arTree ART classes

We have started offering a lot of different classes for kids in the Seattle area: from preschoolers to elementary-aged kids. These are the first things on our list:

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This course is now taught at Woodside Elementary school in Mill Creek, WA – and since the Monday session is already full, we will probably be adding Tuesday one as well.

If you have preschoolers at home, we are teaching this class in Mill Creek and Redmond this fall:

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You can register thought the parks and recreations: Redmond and Mill Creek.

We will also be offering Halloween and Christmas Saturday workshops for kids, so stay tuned! And if you’d like to see other classes, let us know!

FREE tile decorating event

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Join us for FREE tile decorating during the Mill Creek ART Walk on July 11th from 5 to 8 pm.

Your kids will learn about Henri Matisse and decorate a tile (and a bookmark) just like he would. They can use templates or their imagination and the project is suitable for kids of all ages (even though preschoolers may need a little bit of help).

And while your kids are busy you can be the first to see samples of arTree’s new magazine – ready for the school year 2013.

arTree is part of the Art Walk!

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arTree is proud to be part of the Mill Creek Town Center Art Walk.We will be at the “Color Me Mine” in July, August and September with activities and art projects for your little ones who may be be getting tired and less cooperative. We are sure to recharge them for you! Stop by and say hello.

And even though we will not be there in June yet – we hope you will come and visit the Art Walk as well, there are going to be some wonderful artists and musicians!

BTW: Do you know artists who would like to showcase their art? Let us know! We will see you in July, August and September! Cannot wait. Either email me at artreekids@gmail.com or contact the Art Walk directly at MCArtwalk@gmail.com

PS: and yes, we’ve done the graphics on this one 🙂