Journal Prompt #5

09/28/2014

 
Written by Megan Fostich
Each week, we provide a prompt for anyone who is keeping (or starting) an art journal.  These are simply a "jumping off point."  Something to get you started!  Where you take it, is up to you!

Share your Art Journal pages with us on our facebook page or tag us @orangeeaselart on twitter and instagram!  We love to see what you're making!
 
 

Orange Easel is celebrating with a Contest!

How to get started:  First, pick up a copy of the challenge paper in the studio OR print it below.
keepkidscreativechallenge.pdf
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What to do: Starting with the challenge paper as your base, create a piece of art.  Any media can be used.  No restrictions regarding size.  Can be 2D or 3D.  The original challenge paper may be altered but the original printed design (that funny looking semi-circle) must be visible in the final piece.

How to submit:  1) Snap a picture of your art and post to our facebook page, OR 2) email a photo of your entry to artclasses@orangeeaselart.com.

How to win: Winners will be selected by the Orange Easel staff based on creativity and completeness of the work.  Each winner will receive an Open Art Pass for him/her and a guest.  Three winners will be chosen...one from Preschool (5 and under), Grade School (12 and under), and Middle/High School (13-18yr).  

Deadline: All entries must be submitted by 8:00pm (CST) on 09/27/2014.  Winners will be announced on facebook on 9/28/2014.

Who can enter:  The contest is open to ALL artists under the age of 18.  All work must be the work of the artists; parental help should be limited to fetching supplies, general encouragement, and posting to facebook.  No purchase necessary.  You do not need to be an Orange Easel student to enter.   

Questions: Contact us at artclasses@orangeeaselart.com!
 

Journal Prompt #4

09/21/2014

 
Written by Megan Fostich
Each week, we provide a prompt for anyone who is keeping (or starting) an art journal.  These are simply a "jumping off point."  Something to get you started!  Where you take it, is up to you!
Share your Art Journal pages with us on our facebook page or tag us @orangeeaselart on twitter and instagram!  We love to see what you're making!
 

Journal Prompt #3

09/14/2014

 
Written by Megan Fostich
Each week, we provide a prompt for anyone who is keeping (or starting) an art journal.  These are simply a "jumping off point."  Something to get you started!  Where you take it, is up to you!
Share your Art Journal pages with us on our facebook page or tag us @orangeeaselart on twitter and instagram!  We love to see what you're making!
 
 
by Sara Woolfolk
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Fellow mommas, how many times a day do you hear, “What happens when you mix blue and yellow?”

Red and yellow?

Blue and green?

For me, this has been the topic of conversation on every car ride for what seems like forever.  Every possible combination is questioned and scrutinized. 

Yeah. It got old. 


I knew The Boy was trying to sort it out. 

Every chance he got, he mixed colors.  Paint. Colored water.  Those colored bath fizzy things.  Tubes of food coloring he got out of the pantry while I was in the shower.  (Good times) 


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And it usually ended up a big pile of brown-ish black-ish mess. 

Give him a palette with the primary colors on it and it got swirled into a big pile of mud. 

Every time. 


I tried hard not to correct him or over-instruct him about the mud making. Really, who cares if everything he paints is that same mud-colored shade. It was starting to grow on me. 

I was starting to buy home décor in earth tones to match all the art on the fridge.  In the words of Pete the Cat, it’s all good. 

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Then all of a sudden it just clicked. 

One day, he said, "I’m going to make purple." I watched him pick up a paint brush and stick it in the blue paint. 


I thought, "oh boy, here we go, bring on the mud puddle." 


He pulled a little blue paint to the middle then washed his brush and grabbed some red and mixed a perfect little purple pile of paint. I couldn’t believe what I was watching. 

Then he painted one hand red and one hand blue and rubbed them together to make purple. It was deliberate.

It was amazing.

You know what else? I haven’t answered a single question about what happens when you mix blue and yellow or red and blue or green and orange since.


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Miss Sara is a founding team member at ORANGE EASEL.  She is a mom, an amateur photographer, a children's church leader, a graphic designer, and a big kid at heart. 

She has a Bachelors of Science from Northwest Missouri State (Journalism, with an emphasis in Design).  Prior to her career as a stay-at-home mom, she worked as the creative services manager at The Kansas City Star.

ORANGE EASEL Classes: Lil' Artists PreK and Open Studio Art
 
 
We're getting ready to kick off a brand new school year at Orange Easel which means brand new Art Journals for all students, K-and-up.

What is an Art Journal?  Well, I'm glad you asked!  Check out this blog post that details all about our Journals and how they are used in our art classes!  

(This post is from our "parent" company, Miss Allison's Art)

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