March 23, 2012

Kidz & Art (The Sky's the Limit)

With 2 kids of my own in college and my third about to enter this fall, I have heard that programs in the arts are the first to go.  This lost art scares me.  I have made a special effort into offering daily art along with music to allow creativity, inspiration, and a love and respect for art in general.  Art is a process, taking time and resulting in a beautiful outcome. After a week on a unit study of our skies, we took that week to also explore Art on Space.  Here is what "Space" looks like to PattyKakesKidz!

Three year old Noli begins her art with the Sky as her theme.  Check out her process.

Noli sees the sky in pink, with a splash of green in our sun with orange rays.  Her pond below reflects many colors and her trees glow in blue. She sees her world in the colors of the rainbow.

Four year old Piper tackles her painting with a desire to cover every square inch of paper.  

The star sparkles in reds and purples, her sun shines bright in yellow with blue rays, her moon is a vibrant yellow surrounded in dark blue sky.  Notice the blacks and greens showing the effects of the darkening sky.  Below, her earth is bountiful in orange, browns, and greens.  A blue pond sits in a field with a little orange duck wading in the middle. Van Gogh, eat your heart out!  

At three years old, tackling a painting that is larger than yourself, can be daunting.  Taking time each day and looking at his art with a fresh pair of eyes, Ethan continues his painting with such determination.

The grasses that divide Ethan's painting ranges from green to orange and on to yellow.  He sees his sun bright yellow, which reflects onto his star.  His purple moon glows bright against hues of blue in the skies.  Below in the grasses there sits a muddy lake.  No blues there, it's all mud and grass. 

Five year old Carlo went on to complete his painting after what appeared to be done.  The following day I asked him to take a look at his picture and decide if he could make some additions.  Look at what he did.

Carlo sees all. The silver plane screeches through the sky.  It heads towards a star that reflects the reds from the scorching hot mountain saturated in lava.  The burning yellow sun shines high up in the sky to brighten the day as the gray clouds are warning that a storm is about to arrive. 

Our four year old Grace has a goal for her painting.  Her eye for colors and patience to paint over the course of a week, produced a beautiful piece of art.  
See the end result below.

 The bright orange and yellow sun heats this picture up.  The yellow and red star dances with the look of a piñata to celebrate the birthday of Grace's daddy.  Rainbows light up the sky above, as the green grasses scream "spring is here!"   A small purple butterfly is part of our skies and a yellow daffodil sits quietly in the grasses. The final touch to make this picture pop, black outlining.
Happy Birthday Daddy Phil
Anonymous Artist
Some artists prefer anonymity.  
Jovani sees his sky as a busy part of our world.  The green jet flies high above into the yellow glowing clouds.  His blue moon and purple star show the depth of colors he sees in the evenings.  Centered is the hot sun heating his picture with oranges and yellows.  Below the mountains, a black jeep with large tires, roars across the plains.  After realizing red represents heat, he adds lava flowing through out his fields.

Art is a process.  
Let it flow and offer it as often as you can.
With love to all, peace and art from PattyKakesKidz!

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