Sunday, December 25, 2011

Let's Get PAINTING :) !!!

Let's make some wearable art, something the little ones will be proud to use or gift away :)

Here is some inspiration:

We have custom made aprons ready as a blank canvas for the kids. Perhaps they would like to draw something Christmassy- Santa, trees, reindeer? or something with their name on it (I think that will be a hot favorite for sure) or whatever else they may choose.
They will have access to fabric paint in plain and glitter/ metallic colors and also fabric glue with bits and pieces they can add on for a special touch. While the paint is drying and mums are on the way back, snacks will be served to make it a real PARTY!

When: 27th December- Tuesday
Time: 4.30 pm to 6pm
Where: Studio C, Salmiya of course

Fee: KD 4.500 per child
Book your spot soon! This one is bound to be a blast!


Sunday, December 18, 2011

30 MInute Poster

A dragon that I conjured up really quick for China Week at School :)
Rather proud of the fella !

Monday, December 12, 2011

Lion Cubs and Pirates.... A nice week !

Lion cubs- starts out pretty easy, couple of circles to give it form, nice fuzzy fur all around, and then colored pencils..... and you can see the kids really made them their own :) From the skinny ones to the chubby, they come in all shapes, don't they!

The pirate story- Ahoy... now, for that the kids experimented with salt. Yes, normal, salt we use.... once dry the sea water color they sprinkled the salt on gave it real texture! They of course had to come back and check on the salt during the next class- guess the element of surprise was pretty neat.

by Zainab, age 10

by Zainab, age 10

by Sanjana, age 6

by Kenzi, age 6

by Gianna, age 6

by Gianna, age 6

by Jayant, age 5

Saturday, December 10, 2011

Picasso !

Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist once he grows up.
Pablo Picasso .. Spanish Cubist Painter (1881 - 1973)

How can we not do PICASSO :) ??!! 

We had so much fun... this was a two-class project. We talked about some of Picasso' works... looked at how his style changed from the earlier realistic painting to the more fun and colorful latter ones that he indeed grew famous for.
For our project, the children created their version of the famous Dora Maar

by Sanjana, age 6

by Zainab, age 10

Sunday, December 4, 2011

Black Paper Scenery

I enjoy this activity as much as the kids do! Perhaps its to break the monotony of white paper, black paper seems to offer so much excitement :)

So, black paper + oil pastels = some very pretty landscape pictures

by Jayant, age 5

by Sanjana, age 6

by Zainab, age 10

Sunday, November 27, 2011

The Completed Canvases :)

This is from an earlier two-part project the children made :)
Acrylic and gouache on canvas

Clockwise from top left: Kenzi-age 7, Lorelei- age 5, Sanjana- age 6, Jayant- age 5

by Zainab- age 10

Saturday, November 26, 2011


It's that time of the year again...!!
A group the kids and I belong to had their Christmas Party- and what a fun afternoon it was- I painited these really quick posters to add some Christmas flavor to the venue

Sunday, October 23, 2011

Happy Diwali !

No Classes on Wednesday- November 26th
See you all soon!

Birdies :)

The little artists used colored pencils and drew, shaded, colored so very well...!!! Take a look- some real potential here :)

by Sanjana, age 6

by Jayant, age 4

by Lorelei, age 5

busy at work :)

by Sanjana, age 6

Sunday, October 16, 2011

Canvas painting with the Bees

Hot colors, Acrylic and Gouache Paint, Abstract Art and Canvas :)
Just half the work done..... the Bees will finish up their masterpieces next week !

half done canvases....

Still to be finished :)

the busiest bees :)

Van Gogh strikes again ! :)

Brilliant job by Zainab, age 10... always been so interested in drawing, shading and taking it to the next level :)

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

HAPPY BIRTHDAY to my big little one :) !

The Welcome Sign.... It helps to have an artist for a mum :)

So the Big Birthday finally arrived, after the whole year waiting and planning... it was just great for all of us!

This year she went with a Zack and Cody theme, from the invitations, to the dress codes to of course the party decor!
My little girls (ages 6 and 2.5) actually painted the portholes! blue paint for the sea and sky and white waves.. I added the finishing touches with the outlines... all these were taken to the party venue and then back home for the party the next day :)

The Portholes turned out so well!

Close-up of the portholes, done by my little artists!

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Sunday, October 2, 2011

Patterns and Paint

We talked about patterns- about how sometimes just repeating something over and over can make a very pretty picture! We found some patterns on our clothes ad then tried to make our own.

It seems simple, but this sort of activity actually requires the children to think and sort out things before they have a picture that looks convincing to others; and then they think of the color combinations and the mediums... Phew, thats a lot of work for one great hour :)

by Jayant, age 4- Candy wrappers and geometric shapes: great work from the youngest in class

by Sanjana, age 6- couldn't this pass for some fabric? :)

by Zainab, age 10 - Monster Eyes :) lovely work by a tween!