Thursday, October 14, 2010

Mia's Challenge - Markers

Thanks to everyone who came to our meeting on Tuesday. What fun!

I heard that Mia was looking for some more activities to do related to our class. (Love that enthusiasm!)

Here are a few things you can all try at home:

* The Master artists were talented in looking at the world in a different way. We have this ability too. When you look carefully you will be able to see things that other people don't notice. Try creating your own illusion with your markers using this simple technique.

* Art helps us to look at things in a new and surprising way. When you look at your markers it seems as if each one has only one color in it. But did you know that there are actually many colors mixed together in there? Try this experiment with a coffee filter and water to separate the colors so that you can see them more clearly.

* There are lots of other creative projects that you can make with your markers. Read through this article from Family Fun for some inspiration.

I will be sending out information in a few weeks about the next artist we will be studying. In the mean time, enjoy visiting the local art stores to get your supplies. The deadline for ordering through us is October 22nd. Just pop me an e-mail if you need to be added to the list.

Happy crafting!