Hello Everyone! Exciting things are happening here at Mitchell Headquarters!!!.... I am working on a super cool video that has some awesome ideas for summer art making. You can do these with your family members, or alone, or even with loved ones who live far away!
You can view the Summer Art Ideas Video HERE!
If you visit the Home Art Links section of this blog, you will find most of the resources I mention in the (upcoming) video.
I will also be posting ideas, tips and videos on my Art Room Instagram account this summer. You can follow the art room Instagram @artwithmrs.mitchell HERE
Hello C.P. Smith Humans!
This is our last week of school, and there is no new art menu this week.
However, I DO have a challenge for you.
I think this week would be a good time to create some art - maybe a card or a picture - to express your gratitude to a teacher, paraeducator, chef or staff member at school.
Here are the steps:
1. Name at least 3 people you wish to thank and express your appreciation.
2. Draw a picture or write a letter. Make it fun and colorful if you can!
3. Mail the letter to them! The address is:
<Name> c/o C.P. Smith Elementary School, 332 Ethan Allan Parkway, Burlington, VT 05408.
The people you choose will love hearing from you, and receiving a picture or a letter, because we have missed learning and laughing with you each day!
On Wednesday I will post some great summer resources for drawing!
This year we had a small number of student art work selected for display at the statehouse in Montpelier as part of the annual Vermont Art Teachers Association Youth Art Month Art Show (say that 10 times fast!). Last week I was able to pick up the art work. Here is a gallery of C.P Smith Artwork from the show. Enjoy!
One of the most wonderful and powerful things an artist can do, is use their art as a way to express themselves. We all have so many thoughts, feelings, emotions, concerns and ideas about so many things, and we can use our art to share all of this with family, friends - even the world!
This week, I am asking you to listen to a song or think about a dream, and create a piece of art.
Music: Close your eyes and listen to your favorite song. As you hear the music, what do you “see” in your head? Do you see… *Images * Colors* Lines* Patterns * Shapes* ? Above, is Kandinsky's "Composition #8" - a non-representational response to music,using shape, color, line and more!
*******Make a piece of art that shows what you SEE when you listen to your song.
Dream: Think about a dream you had. ● Who was in the dream? ● What happened? ● Where was it? ● How did it make you feel? Draw a picture of your dream. Below, you can see Vermont Artist Will Kasso Condry's "I Am Queen Mother". Kasso lives in Addison County and has created both murals and fine art all over northern Vermont. You can learn more about him by following him on Instagram.
*******Create a piece of art that illustrates a dream.
Paying attention to what is right outside your door!
This week the Art Menu is all about observing. There are two different activities from which you can choose. First, there is an image that you can check out here of George Washing Carver. This is a fun way to look, recall and write a story! See the menu for the question prompts and creative ideas about this painting!
Second, you can draw what you see! Local painter and former Essex High School Art Teacher Wendy E James is very well known for her light and color filled paintings of Burlington. See if you can look out your window, observe your surroundings, and draw what you see. Alternatively you can go outside and look at your road or neighborhood, but please ask your adult before doing so! Can't wait to see YOUR point of view - remember to email me photos of your art work: email@example.com
I am super excited to introduce to you, Brazilian Artist, Victor Nunes!
Because this week's Art Menu contains ideas for making "Oops!" Art, I thought Nunes was the PERFECT artist to fuel your creative minds.
Nunes has a gift of being able to look at the world with a playful and imaginative mind-set, and he uses his creativity to build everyday objects into his drawings.
Check out his "Toothbrush" doodles here:
Nunes has MANY series of drawings just like these, and you can check them out here.
I was thinking his artwork could give you some inspiration for your own "Oops!" drawings (even though these are more "creative-view-of-the-world-drawings"), and honestly I have been excited to share these with you for a long time! What do you think of his "doodles?" Can you try something like this? If you do, please email me your sketches; I'd love to see them!
Happy Friday, my most amazing Artists! Without question, my favorite part of this week's art emails was seeing so many of you making art together with different members of your families or awesome care-givers. This week's gallery includes items from the past two Art Menus (last week I shared the BCA Art Show!).
I have posted next week's menu a bit early, but check back Monday for more exciting ideas!
Hello Art Friends!
One of the Art Menu Activities this week is going for an "Art Walk" around your area and looking at, and hopefully, drawing, some buildings or other architecture!
Perhaps some of you cannot go for a walk, or it would be easier to tackle this activity inside!
So, today I thought I would share a few videos with you from my friend, Mr. Hub at "Art for Kids Hub" about how to draw houses, buildings, or other structures!
My challenge to you, would be to make them your own, once you gain the drawing confidence to put the pieces together!
Here are the links:
*How to Draw a Tree House
*How to Draw a House Emoji
*How to Draw the White House
Hope you will share your results with me once you are finished!
Remember to email me: emitchel<at>bdsvt.org