What could be more fun than creating works of art based on the love of our furry friends? Well, as we found out during a week of animal art, dogs and cats can provide quite a bit of entertainment to any creative endeavor!
FOR THE LOVE OF PETS POTTERY
This weeks clay project was to hand form an animal face bowl from a slab of clay and to create garland using animal shaped cookie cutters.
Tying painted and fired animal pottery pieces onto a string of twine to create the garland.
Absolutely adorable animal face bowls - handmade and painted by camp artists.
Pets were also the inspiration for our painting project. The artists used various shapes to sketch out an animal portrait onto a 16x20 inch canvas.
The portraits were outlined with a thick black sharpie and painted with many layers of acrylic paint.
FOOTBALL ON THE BEACH
LAB AT THE BEACH
CAT ON A FLYING CARPET
GREEN EYED KITTY
ME AND MY PET
OIL PASTEL PORTRAITS
All this animal love was the motivating force behind our next project - the artists made a portrait of themselves holding their favorite animal.
The artists drew their portraits onto a piece of art paper, outlined the portrait, cut it out and added color with oil pastels. The finished portraits were glued on to a 12x12 sheet of decorative paper. A white border was created by gluing this 12x12 piece to a larger sheet of white paper. A few shapes were cut and glued around the border for an artistic pop of color.
ME AND MY CAT
RED HEAD WITH CAT
MY KITTY AND ME
BUNNY AND ME
ME AND MY BLACK CAT
As the week comes to a close, the artists enjoy their handmade cupcake cones out on the deck.