Art Docent at Home - Design your own Mittens

If you look closely you’ll see patterns everywhere! In nature, on buildings, and even on your clothes. Today we’re going to be textile designers. A textile designer's job is to use things like shapes and lines, often repeated, to create 2-dimensional art. These mini pieces of art are then put on fabric and turned into clothes! Let’s see what kind of interesting art you can come up with when you design your own mittens!


Art Docent at Home - Pontillism

All these beautiful fall colors have us feeling inspired! Join us in making your own Pointillism Fall Tree.

Pointillism (POINT - ILL - ISM) is a painting technique that uses small dots to make a picture. Pointillism was developed in 1886 by Georges Seurat and Paul Signac. You can see one of Georges Seurat’s famous pointillism paintings below. In traditional painting we mix the colors before we put them on our canvas but with Pointillism we use the science of optics to blend the colors of the individual dots on the canvas. This is just like our computer or television screen, the pixels in your screen are just like the dots in a painting. We could spend all day talking about the science of art so we’ll simplify it for you. There are 3 things that make pointillism to work: color of the dots, placement of the dots, and the value (light or dark) of the dots. Who knew that art used things like science and math to make the images we create? Typically Pointillism art is done using oil paint but today we’re going to get creative and use what we have in our homes. Follow our step by step directions here.


2020-2021 Art Docent Program


The PTA is proud to sponsor the Shoreline Schools Art Docent Program at Briarcrest! Art Docents are volunteers that bring four art lessons a year to all of our students. We cover a wide variety of topics, from world renowned artists such as Georgia O'Keeffe and Gustav Klimt to local artists like Daly Chihuly. We also cover various art styles and materials, such as culturally important art forms like "Chigiri-e" from Japan, and the very earliest known human art in the form of cave paintings from around the world!

 While this year will look a little different, our Art Docents are still committed to bringing art and fun into our students' lives. We are planning to post a new video lesson every month and you can do the project any time at home. We would love to see photos of the art you create! We will be using a website called Padlet where kids can upload their art to share with others. Think of it as having your art hanging in the hallways at Briarcrest!

 

Please visit our Padlet website  to see all of our video lessons and our virtual hallway art exhibit! We hope you can participate. Remember, you can do any project at any time. There's no need to do it the same month the lesson was posted. Do what you can, when you can! We want this to be fun. Everyone who participates will receive a Briarcrest Bulldogs Artist Sticker. We look forward to seeing your art!

 

Our first video lesson is live! Now that the colors are changing on the trees, this is a great time to do this autumn inspired project! It's beautiful and easy, too!

October Project: Kandinsky

Remember, if you do this project, take a picture and post it to the Art Docent wall