Friday, July 16, 2010

Mosaics mini-art camp day 3 @ WBCL

What a busy and fun day! The campers really got into the art discussion today as we looked at Talavera tiles and tile murals. Lots of opinions on design and color use. 

They completed their flag/banners with a lot of extra design elements (if only I had time to take a few more photos!) We added sequins and other glitzy stuff to embellish the designs. 

The kids drew their own designs on the 2"x2"tiles then painted them with Glossies paints in the traditional bright colors. Some went back to the books on Mexico and Mosaics that I checked out for ideas, others used the ideas from the video tour and their imagination. We finished the tiles by attaching them to felt backing or magnets.  

Our last project was a bit of a stretch for the younger kids but they all got the frames for the stained glass done and some of the colored tissue attached. The "Oh WOW" moment was as each was completed, we held them in the sunny window to watch the light stream through. Thanks to my rrfreecycle friends for supplying the iridescent tissue to make the clear panes.

The Arts mini-camp is held at the Wells Branch Community Library and taught by Dianne Koehler.
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