RECYCLED CRAFTS…This week we will explore how to turn castaway stuff into art and treasure. We might turn old books and magazines into beautiful torn paper mixed media pieces; we might make yarn out of those pesky plastic bags everyone is looking to get rid of; we might make bracelets out of t-shirts…found treasures will be our inspiration. It will be a fun week to recycle, reuse, and repurpose.
JOURNALING & CREATIVE LETTERING…This week will be a great mix of art journaling and playing with lettering. I have been hand lettering for all of my life; from the margins of my school papers to signage in retail stores and everything in between. I will share my love of letters while helping you create your own art journal which reflects your personal likes, dislikes, passions, hopes and dreams. This will be a great week for keeping the fine art of paper and writing (without the help of a computer) alive and well.
ROOM DECOR CRAFTS…Want your bedroom to reflect the best parts of your personality?! This week we’ll have fun creating some great accessories for your room. Just a few possible projects are: garlands of pom-poms, lights, or tassels; branch macrame hangings; adorned lampshades; easy artwork for the wall; and pillows. It’s always nice to feather own nests!!!
ARTIST INSPIRED CRAFTS…This week I will help you find some artistic inspiration from some famous and not yet famous artists!! We’ll learn a little art history, explore some contemporary artists and then set off on our own. We might make sunflowers like Vincent Van Gogh, self portraits like Frida Kahlo, explore beauty in nature like Georgia O’Keefe and perhaps practice a little pointillism after looking at work by Georges Seurat; the possibilities are endless. I’m very excited to work with our future famous artists this week!!!