Art Show at Samuels

We had our end of the semester art show at Samuels school this past week.  I interviewed the students the week before making artist statements.  Here is one of the comments as an example; “Erik is a four-year-old artist in Philadelphia.  He enjoys drawing and coloring when making art at …

Van Gogh Cityscapes

Goal: Inspired by Van Gogh’s Starry Night, students will fill the background of the cityscape with color to create a feeling of movement and atmospheric life Materials: Paper, glue sticks, watercolor paint, crayons or oil pastels Prep: Using either black paper or painted black paper, cut out city building silhouettes …

Stamping with Natural Materials – Alternative Objects!

First, I gathered supplies to be used as stamps.  I got rosebuds, leafy green flowers, portabella mushrooms, and bell peppers.  I sliced the peppers in half and cut the mushrooms into smaller wedges. I then dispersed different color washable paint onto paper plates. The kids were each given one object …

Art Show Towey

The final day of summer camp art classes was Friday.  To celebrate all the great art the kids made, we put together an art show.  We displayed the students work in the gym separated by artist and invited the parents to come and see.  The kids made two signs for …

Duck Stamps

In association with the John Heinz Refuge, we will be bringing ducks into our summer programs. This week at Fishtown Recreation Center and Towey we had the students draw ducks. We are getting the work ready for a duck stamp contest and some of the art will be featured at …