Looking for some art workshops? I've got some suggestions for you. Amazing author Susan Schwake (Art Lab for Kids) will be teaching a bunch of workshops at Selah Art Salon on March 15-16th 2013.
Where is Selah Art Salon, you may ask? In Nevada!
509 S. 7th Street Las Vegas, NV 89101
Pop on over to the Selah Art Salon site for all the details.
When: March 15
When: March 16
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When: March 16
Selah Art Salon is place for creative classes, workshops, and events.
And if you are in the South Berwick, Maine area on March 9th, 2013 pop on over to the
South Beriwick Public Library at 27 Young St. for:
Monster Making March 9th from 11:00 am -1:00 pm
Susan Schwake, author of Art Lab for Kids, will lead a Monster Making workshop. Texture plates, watercolors and crayons will be used to make these flat creations. All programs are free and open to the public first come, first served as the space allows. Children age 4 & up may participate.
More about her first Quarry book:
A refreshing source of ideas for creating fine art with children, Art Lab for Kids encourages the artist’s own voice, marks, and style. This fun and creative book features 52 fine art projects set into weekly lessons, beginning with drawing, moving through painting and printmaking, and then building to paper collage and mixed media. Each lesson features and relates to the work and style of a contemporary artist. Lisa Congdon, Megan Bogonovich, and Amy Rice are just a few of the artists included. It's the perfect book for creative families, friends, and community groups and works as lesson plans for both experienced and new art teachers. Children of all ages and experience levels can be guided by adults and will enjoy these engaging exercises.
And coming out in May:
Developed for the younger set (4-6 year olds) and targeting one of the most critical developmental periods for children, Art Lab for Little Kids is the perfect book for both parents and teachers who are seeking enriching and unique experiences to offer this age group.
As in Susan Schwake’s first book, Art Lab for Kids (Quarry Books, 2012), the Labs can be used as singular projects, or used to build up to a year of hands-on fine art experiences. Each Lab also features the work of a prominent artist for inspiration. The book begins with an introduction on materials and setting up a space for making art. The lessons that follow are open-ended to be explored over and over – with different results each time. They are geared for children being taught or guided by adults and are successful on all levels of experience and age. They do not result in “cookie cutter” end products, but are a method of learning something new each time they are used.
This motivational book stands out as a unique reference for creating fine art with children through finding the student’s own voice, marks and style and with playful lessons that result in significant skill building. Gorgeous photography shows different results from different people using the same lesson, exemplifying the way the lesson brings out each artist’s personal style. Art Lab for Little Kids is a fresh source of creative activities for families and community groups or will work as lesson plans for both experienced and new art teachers in home school, preschool, and kindergarten environments.