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Art Projects from Wave Hill
When my kids were growing up we spent weekend days at this park in the Bronx. Its an historic estate built in 1840 that was made into public gardens in the 1960's. They provide nature inspired family art projects. I highly recommend checking out their site if you're looking for an activity!
Here are a few of the videos. The art projects start about half way in after a story.
This is a super fun printmaking project! Here's what you need-
Printmaking is an artistic process based on the principle of transferring an images from a matrix (the foil) to another surface (the paper). I have another post here if you'd like to explore more techniques.
MonoPrinting is a transfer you can only make once. It's one of a kind & unique!
Here is one final project you can do with your foil. This is not a printmaking technique but I liked the shiny results.
Draw directly on the foil with permanent markers. Outline with black if you'd like to go for a stained glass look. You could also make your black lines thicker than mine. Have fun!
Show me what you make!
Negative space is as important as the subject you are portraying in your art. Looking at the negative spaces is very helpful as you practice seeing. As you start to draw something, pay attention to the negative space around it.
Show me what you drew!
Shadow Drawing Project
This is a fun project to do outside on a sunny day! You can also work by a window or use a light to cast your shadows. Here's what you need-
I made several shadow drawings so I could experiment with them. Try the light at different angles to get the shadow you like. How far away does your light need to be? I drew a house plant, but you can use anything!
Here's what to do:
Negative Space: The space around and between the subject of an image.
Show me your artwork!
Stipple definition: (in drawing, painting, and engraving) to mark with numerous small dots or specks.
Value: In art, value refers to the lightness and darkness of colors. It is often described as varying levels of contrast.
Here's what you'll need:
What to do:
For older students:
After practising this technique, try it on a drawing you've made!
What is it?
A series of art projects for you to work on at home using easy to find supplies.
Post your art to Instagram or email me at