Watercolor Frank Stella & Kites

In this Drawing and Painting Studio, Little Artists learned about the famous artist, Frank Stella, who has a current exhibit at the De Young Museum of his larger than life metal sculptures and his more known minimalistic and colorful arching paintings. Focusing on his more popular works from the 60′s, artists began to see the cominalities that run through all his lithograph prints, as well as his sculptures.   Artists took these art elements and design (color, shape, line and form) to create their own work.  Our younger group created watercolor and acrylic paintings while our older group made windows kites using vellum paper, colored papers and three wooden, 12-inch transparent circular window kites, like Jacob-Hashimoto’s famous installation work.  The three finished circular panels can be hung vertically together, to be hung on a wall or in a window to show off the colors.


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Symmetrical Tile Prints

Little Artists designed and carved a rubber stamp to use to make a print similar to geometrical patterns that you would find on fabrics, flooring and dishes.

We showed the students how to carve their stamps and plan out the design. They took time to test a few options!

Their original design were printed repeatedly on fabric or paper before being framed in glass.

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Underwater Portrait

In this one day studio, Little Artists learned the art of Japanese marbling, called Suminagashi. Each created a colorful marbled paper background and paint a self-portrait of themselves underwater with acrylic paint on a piece of thick clear plastic. These two pieces of art were then put together into an 8 x 10 glass frame. The end result, was a one of a kind painted self portrait, floating in a marbled sea of blues, greens and turquoise!


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Year of the Rooster Camp

In this Day Class we looked at Picasso’s Rooster-and created out own chalk pastel 3-D Rooster to celebrate the Year of the Rooster!


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Trinket Box

During this Sculpture class Little Artists made special clay trinket bowels wrapped placed in felt boxes for their family for Valentines Day.


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Animal Eyes

In this drawing studio, Little Artists learned how to sketch an animal’s eyes using different mediums on wood panels. Using a animal photo for reference artists painted one panel with acrylic paint, the second panel with black ink, and the third with shaded graphite pencils. Shading, blending and drawing techniques were explained to artists as they sketch their animal’s facial features.

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Posted in Drawing and Painting
About Little Tree
At Little Tree, we welcome children from the ages of 2.5-12 to join our studio sessions.

Little Artists will learn about the elements of art and design along with creative principles through 90-minute studio sessions.

Check us out at www.littletreestudios.net