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Tuesday, May 16, 2017


We hope you enjoyed last weeks project with Norman Rockwell and now you are ready for a really fun assignment in week 2!


Imagine your very favorite treat.  Could you paint a picture of it?
Wayne Thiebaud is an artist best-known for his paintings of colorful yummy food.
He worked as a commercial artist in advertising and for a short time he was a cartoonist for Walt Disney Studios.   He also painted landscapes but is most well known for his paintings of pies, cakes, pastries, toys, and machines. 
This style of art is known as Pop Art and was very popular in the 1960's, but Thiebaud considered himself "just an old fashioned painter."
Thiebaud also taught in colleges and universities in California.  
His work inspired other artists to look at common objects in new ways.

Project materials:
watercolor paints and brush
choice of food extracts or flavorings like vanilla, peppermint, or almond
choice of flavored powder mixes like jello or koolaid

On a sheet of paper, draw your favorite treat.  Draw it large enough to fill most of the paper.  Keep the shapes simple
Fill several different containers with water for painting.  Put a different flavoring or mix into each container.  Add a drop of vanilla to one, a drop of mint to the next a spoonful of jello to another and so on.  Enjoy the smells!  What treats do they remind you of?
Use watercolors mixed with the scented waters to paint your drawing. But DON"T DRINK! :)
After the painting is finished and completely dry, glue on sprinkles to decorate

Here are some projects by members of our Young at Art team
Levi - Age 9
"Cookie Yummy" - Kellan - Age4
Emmett - Age 6
"Together Forever" - Miles - Age 10

"Gumballs and a donut" - Paden - Age 7

Aubrey - Age 12

We hope you have fun with this project!  
Besides your favorite treat, look around at other objects
and find other things you can draw and paint.  Notice shapes and 
notice colors.
We would love to see your projects!!

Bonus Points for Parents:
Encouraging kids to do art projects helps them practice problem-solving skills and critical-thinking skills.  They discover that there can be more than one right answer and multiple points of view.

Good job parents!!

See you next week!


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