Folk Art Birds
My littles are never ever left out of the action! My Picassos looked at Folk art this week so my Doodlebugs also created a sweet folk art bird filled with lots of shapes! So they drew and practiced the characteristics of each shape in our very funky bird! 🐦
Mexican Folk Art Cats
This week my Picassos are taking inspiration from contemporary artist Kerri Ambrosino and her delightful folk art cats! Why? Because they’re fun and they’re just the kind of relaxing doodling you want to do when everything else in your world is screaming TESTS and STUDY! 😏 So I figure I’d do my part and provide them with a nice chill project that can help them to zone out a bit!
I Love You and I Ain’t Lion
My sweet little Doodlebugs made a super cool card for their Dads for Father’s Day! They drew these lions step by step following instructions and then wrote their message inside 💖
Our Father’s Day art this year pays tribute to dads but also to pop artist Lichtenstein who is famous for his cartoon-like imagery and use of Benday dots.
My Picassos drew their dads then turned them into pop art masterpieces with a very special message... simply put everyone’s dad/uncle/grandpa is number 1 to them!
The Muslim community has spent Ramadan fasting and praying and this week my little artists and I took a look at the beauty of Islamic architecture. The symmetry and gorgeous domed rooftops, not to mention the crisp white walls and simple colours!
They drew and painted mosques that are set against an evening sky that is just bursting with gorgeous colours... partly because this is when Muslims are called to prayer, but also because I couldn't hold them back from painting the mosque in Carnival colours if I didn't tell them they could use some bright colours somewhere!
Eid Mubarak to the Muslim community!
The Hamsa is a palm-shaped amulet popular throughout the Middle East and North Africa and is commonly used in jewelry and wall hangings. Depicting the open right hand, an image recognized and used as a sign of protection in many times throughout history, the Hamsa is believed by Jews and Muslims and others to provide defense against the evil eye.
Today my Doodlebugs created a simple Hamsa and decorated it with beads and wool.
Sulphur Crested Cockatoos are large white parrots that are native to Australia. They are very social and have a great sense of humor like most Aussies do. Often found in groups where they just look like they’re fooling around and having fun. Their yellow crest rises when the birds are threatened, angry or excited. This Cockatoo is clearly very excited to say G’Day to you!
The background of this piece references another aspect of Australian culture. The Aboriginal people of Australia commonly use this dot technique in their art pieces and it makes for a work of art that is strikingly Aussie!
The Koala Who Could
This week we've traveled all the way to the other side of the world to find the inspiration for our art. The story The Koala Who Could is about a little koala named Kevin who is afraid of change.
This story teaches children that even though change may be scary at first, it can open their world to new and exciting things!
The Doodlebugs drew along with me and followed step-by-step instructions to get their Koalas looking just right. They added details and of course got to paint and add texture. Which also happens to be our ART WORD of the day!
Be a fly on the wall in our art room! Take a look at what we do, how we do it and the smiles that I get to see week after week :)