Saturday, December 4, 2010

Artist Study

We studied the artist, Mary Cassatt, these last 12 weeks.  After doing 4 picture studies, we got together with some friends for a group picture study followed by an art activity.

We did a print making activity, to imitate the print making technique often used by Mary Cassatt. 

First everyone painted their own “original” image.

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Even my little D (age 3) was having a blast drawing the letter “I” over and over again!


Then we put a blank piece of paper on top, press down and pull up…VIOLA…a print. 

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(It will work better if the original is painted on a cookie sheet so that the paint isn’t absorbed, but with a group of 12 kids we didn’t attempt that because it will also be messier and harder to clean)

K’s print…

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And T’s print…

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It is always more fun to work in a group and we al had a great time!

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