YOU ARE REGISTERING FOR: 6pm Tuesday African Art with Beth Deery
THIS CLASS IS FOR GRADES K - 5
Class runs 6pm - 7pm 8-week session February 11, 2013 - April 5, 2013
In this class, you will focus on traditional art in the African culture. Objects of art have many roles and are used for everyday life while others serve important social and religious functions. You will focus on diversity of the African continent and it’s differences in the arts.
You will create black ink paper designs using traditional African signs, symbols and patterns. Cut and torn paper will them be used to create a paper bowl.
During celebrations, initiations, crop harvesting, war preparation, peace and troubled times, masks were worn by a chosen or initiated dancer. African masks often represent a spirit and it is strongly believed that the spirit of the ancestors possesses the wearer. You will create your own mask out of heavey paper, paint, fabric, designed papers and feathers to symbolize a personal meaning. In Africa, the use of animals in artwork isn't merely for show.
Each animal has a specific meaning to the artist, and certain animals signify certain character qualities. You will enjoy stories of African animals and their symbolic meanings. This class will focus on the meaning of fish. Fish were thought to deal with creativity by embodying a new phase of life. and design a wall mounted sculpture using newspaper, tape and paper mache. You will create 3 to 4 fish using newspaper, tape and paper mache. You will use traditional African signs and symbols to paint your fish. You can hang them individually or attach a rope into the mouth of each fish so they may hang in a group sculpture.
Prime and paint an actual animal floor cloth modeled on zebra, leopard, giraffe hides.
Choose your favorite African animal to sketch and paint a "Faces of Africa" portrait in watercolors. Beth will demonstrate animal sketching in a step by step approach. You will be introduced to basic watercoloor techniques including solid wash, graded wash, wet on wet, drop color and dry brush application.
Draw a picture! Write a message! Draw a picture of friendship or a brighter tomorrow. Create the Tree of Life and use African signs and symbols to send a message of hope and peace to the world demonstrating the healing power of Art.
All artwork will be on display for parents to view the last 15 minutes of class. Please feel free to come to our art class and enjoy Africa!
Supplies will be provided.
Tuition: $160.00 per student including basic supplies.