We call this "dangerous art." It gets their attention.
The rocks are hot (heated in the oven) and the crayons just ooze over the top, encasing the rock in a marbled rainbow shell. The process is oh-so-satisfying in itself. But the product is also delightful: a silky, swirled treasure stone.
We've created a video tutorial for you to try this out at home with your young artists (or old artists--Our instructors love doing this one!). Here's what you'll need:
Orange Easel Video Tutorial
After you've made your rocks, snap a picture of you with your little treasures so we get to see your creative products! #ArtistsInspireArtists Tag us @orangeeaselart.com on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter!
Not everyone can make it over to the studio over Christmas Break so we brought some art ideas to you via Facebook Live. All of these tutorials use the basic art supplies and stuff we figured most people have around the house. If you need a new activity to keep the kids occupied, check out our tutorials and let us know how they go!
MONDAY - Paper Mosaic Art
TUESDAY - Ice Art
WEDNESDAY - Salt Dough Sculpture
THURSDAY - Fun with Weaving Art and Pom Poms
FRIDAY - Griddle Art
VIDEO TUTORIAL FROM MISS ALLISON
So excited to share this project with our budding artists in June! Check it out:
Artists will use sterling silver wire in two gauges to shape a bangle bracelet to the correct size. Once the metal is shaped, we'll use a wire-wrapping and beading technique to fill-in the design. Each artist will make one bracelet over the period of two classes.
Tools used: jeweler's pliers, small anvils, and hammers.
We're gearing up for summer classes and that starts with our instructors making all sorts of examples! It's a rough job being an Orange Easel Instructor, but someone has to do it.
First up is our Clay Action Figures. Young artists will design their own action figure and then bring it to life using a polymer clay. We'll design and sculpt during the first class period, and then apply paint and glossy varnish in the second class.
Watch here to see a figure come to life:
A simple printmaking project that you can try is a monotype (you can only use your template once!).
This monotype is made by removing color to create a subtractive image. It challenges us to draw the negative space!
Orange Easel is an Art School in Liberty MO. Our blog here is written by the instructors at the school.