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June 3, 2020

Hi Creative Kids,

Remember us? We haven’t had any Creative Kids After School Art Classes at Centre 64 for a while and we miss your creativity. It’s very quiet in the building these days and we’re even starting to miss the unbridled enthusiasm you kids bring into Centre 64 at times.

Sadly, there will be no Creative Kids Summer Art Camp this summer due to COVID-19, but creativity doesn’t stop! In fact, we’ve seen more art and craft ideas shared all over the Internet than ever before and we would like to keep the creativity going by sharing some with you.

It would be really awesome if you could show us your creations and please feel free to share your own art and craft ideas with us.

Have a happy, healthy day!

kimberleyarts.com | info@kimberleyarts.com

Today’s Art & Craft Project: Shadow Puppet Theatre

Here’s a link to an instructional video on how to make your own shaddow puppet theatre:
https://www.pinterest.ca/pin/473300242090585127/

It would be really awesome if you could show us your creations and please feel free to share your own art and craft ideas with us.

Have fun!

Today’s art & craft project: Macramé

Learn the art of creative knot tying.

This website has several links to tutorials on how to make cool Macramé key chains:
https://justbrightideas.com/easy-macrame-keychain-patterns/

It would be really awesome if you could show us your creations and please feel free to share your own art and craft ideas with us.

Have fun!

Today’s art & craft project: How to draw simple birds

Here’s a link to Kathy Barbo’s website, where she has more easy drawing tutorials: https://artprojectsforkids.org/little-birdies-watercolor-p…/

It would be really awesome if you could show us your creations and please feel free to share your own art and craft ideas with us.

Have fun!

Today’s art & craft project: Popsicle stick picture frame

Here’s the link to the instructions:
https://afewshortcuts.com/diy-popsicle-stick-picture-frame…/

It would be really awesome if you could show us your creations and please feel free to share your own art and craft ideas with us.

Have fun!

“Honeybirds 1-4” by Cheri Knutson, in progress

One of the finished Honeybirds by Cheri Knutson

Today’s Art & Craft Project idea: Metal Art

How to make Junk Bots. Cool!
https://www.doodlecraftblog.com/2014/10/junk-bots.html

I would like to introduce you to Cheri Knutson aka Cherry Crush and Rob Toller – roberttoller.com, two amazing metal artists that call Kimberley home and have exhibited their work in several of our gallery exhibitions.

“Cheri uses a technique that she calls Forged Painting. The process involves using a hammer and a hand held anvil called a dolly to cold forge a relief image into sheet metal. Layers of paint are then applied, and once it’s cured the piece is hand sanded.”

“Rob is a self-taught artist who has worked in a variety of mediums including clay, wood, stone, and most recently steel. Currently, Rob is welding and forging metal sculptures in his backyard workshop from found objects.
Rob works in Cranbrook as a social worker and lives in Kimberley with his wife and an ever-growing collection of rusty metal.”

Would you like to see Rob at work in his studio? Visit him during CBT’s Culture Tour in August, 2020: cbculturetour.com

Another great studio to visit in town is Twila and Tony Austin’s Dragon’s Rest Working Studios, Art Gallery and Dragon Iron Forge, on the banks of mystical Mark Creek at 35 Ross Street (250-427-3599).

“Fusion III” by Rob Toller (cedar slab and mild steel)

“Quilt” by Rob Toller (mild steel and copper)

Today’s Art & Craft Project idea: Dragonflies

Did you know?
The flight of the dragonfly is so special that it has inspired engineers who dream of making robots that fly like dragonflies.

Clothespin Dragonflies:
https://www.thecrafttrain.com/easy-peg-dragonflies/

Popsicle Stick and Buttons Dragonflies:
https://frugalfun4boys.com/adorable-dragonfly-craft/

It would be really awesome if you could show us your creations and please feel free to share your own art and craft ideas with us.

Have fun!

Today’s art & craft project idea:
Paper Plate Owls

Here is a link to the instructions:
https://frugalfun4boys.com/paper-plate-owl-craft/

It would be really awesome if you could show us your creations and please feel free to share your own art and craft ideas with us.

Have fun!

Yay, summer is here!
Today’s art & craft project idea: Suncatchers

Find the instructions here:
https://www.icanteachmychild.com/spring-suncatchers/

It would be really awesome if you could show us your creations and please feel free to share your own art and craft ideas with us.

Have fun!

“Nature is beautiful because it looks like Art” ~ Immanuel Kant

Al throwing a large salad bowl

A slab-built floating blue bowl with drizzles of colors

The underside of #2, showing wood texture and color

Today’s Art & Craft Project idea: Pottery

Did you know you don’t actually need a kiln, fancy glazes or a degree in Ceramics to make pottery? There are different kinds of clay and the Internet provides us with tons of great project ideas and instructions.

Here are some tips I found for what oven bake clay supplies to buy as a beginner:
https://ithappensinablink.com/what-oven-bake-clay-supplies…/

How to make clay coil hearts:
https://artfulparent.com/clay-projects-for-kids-clay-coil-…/

Here are some awesome ideas for dry clay projects (no oven required!):
https://www.delineateyourdwelling.com/air-dry-clay/

I would like to introduce you to Al Price at Hecate Farm PotteryFarm Pottery, a potter who – lucky for us – recently moved to Kimberley. You may have seen his gorgeous pottery in our gallery during last year’s Christmas Gift Show and Sale.

“Artists of all disciplines love to experiment, and potters certainly do that. If you can imagine something, you can try to make it. And if it doesn’t turn out, it either goes into the recycle bucket to come back as something much better, or if it has been glazed and fired, some artists specialize in mosaics and love the variety of colors and shapes provided by broken pottery. Or the wonky piece can be buried in a field, to create excitement when discovered by an archaeologist in a few hundred years.”

“I love teaching pottery, specially to children, and get just as much fun out of it as they do, if not more. They have no limits to their imagination. One boy, age 8, wanted to make a battleship. So we did. We made a canoe shape for the hull, put a deck on it, then a mast, and he made 12 cannons for the deck. He was convinced it was a cannon, so I was off the hook. I’m not sure it floated.”

It would be really awesome if you could show us your creations and please feel free to share your own art and craft ideas with us.

Have fun!

Mixing red and white clays is called agateware, and is popular in mugs, bowls, plates and more

A large slump-mold bowl being fired raku-style in West Vancouver

Hold on to your chalk, we’re staying on the sidewalk!
Today’s Art & Craft Project: Shadow Sidewalk Chalk Art

Here’s a link to the instructions:
https://rhythmsofplay.com/shadow-art-outdoor-science/

It would be really awesome if you could show us your creations and please feel free to share your own art and craft ideas with us.

Have fun!

Art & Craft Project Idea: Stained Glass Sidewalk Chalk Art

Find instructions and examples here:
https://www.yourmodernfamily.com/stained-glass-sidewalk-c…/…

It would be really awesome if you could show us your creations and please feel free to share your own art and craft ideas with us.

Have fun!

Art & Craft Project Idea: Pointillism Art with Watercolour and Cotton Swabs

Pointillism is painting small, distinct dots of color in patterns to form an image. Here’s a link to some great instructions and examples:
https://artfulparent.com/pointillism-art-for-kids/

Have fun creating and please show us the results by posting them in the comments or by sending an email to info@kimberleyarts.com

It would be really awesome if you could show us your creations and please feel free to share your own art and craft ideas with us.

Happy Creating!

This art & craft project(s) is all about photography and is inspired by our current virtual photography exhibition by Neal Panton.

Here is a link to some fun projects to do with the entire family:
https://kidsactivitiesblog.com/…/11-photography-projects-ki…

Neal Panton’s photography exhibition titled “Shine On” will be available online until 5 pm on July 4th, 2020.

https://kimberleyarts.com/in-the-gallery/

It would be really awesome if you could show us your creations and please feel free to share your own art and craft ideas with us.

Happy Picture Taking!

Image: “Sun Stroke” by Neal Panton

Art & Craft Project Idea:
Bookmarks

How to make monster bookmarks: https://iheartcraftythings.com/monster-bookmarks.html
How to make funny face bookmarks: https://www.morenascorner.com/…/make-funny-face-bookmarks-f…

Have some DIY bookmark ideas of your own? Please share them with us: info@kimberleyarts.com!

Happy Creating!

Another art and craft project idea:
Today is all about the garden, because our virtual art and garden tour is coming up!

How to make these cute garden markers:
https://www.adventure-in-a-box.com/how-to-make-garden-mark…/
How to make some beautiful wind chimes:
http://blog.consumercrafts.com/je…/diy-wind-chimes-for-kids/

Check out our website to find out more about how your family can be part of this year’s Art & Garden Tour:
https://kimberleyarts.com/…/bloom-where-you-are-planted-art…/

Art & craft project idea: Tin Can Owl Pencil Holders

These pencil holders look so adorable and they are easy to make. Find the instructions here: https://iheartcraftythings.com/tin-can-owl-craft.html

Have fun creating and please share your creations with us in the comments or send them to info@kimberleyarts.com.

Have any craft ideas of your own? Please share them with us as well: info@kimberleyarts.com!

“Honey, honey” by Wendy Franz

“Otter” by Wendy Franz

“War Pony” by Wendy Franz

Today’s weather: “It’s raining it’s pouring”
Today’s craft idea: Pour Painting!

I found some easy pour painting instructions, here are the links:
http://blog.darice.com/basi…/…/pour-painting-ideas-for-kids/
https://www.momdot.com/how-fluid-paint-kids/

Now, it’s time to get your parents involved and start pouring some paints!

In need some inspiration? Meet Wendy Franz at Wendy Franz Art. We’ve had Wendy’s amazing art pieces and her beautiful art cards and prints in our gallery. You may have seen some of them. Wendy started playing around with acrylic pouring and fluid art in the fall of 2017 and fell in love with this medium.

To see more of Wendy’s work visit www.wendyfranzart.com, www.facebook.com/wendyfranzart or www.instagram.com/wendyfranz_art

Some acrylic pouring tips from Wendy:
Acrylic pouring is a fun painting technique resulting in abstract works of art. Even those who have no painting or drawing skills/experience can create beautiful abstract paintings.
The key to a successful acrylic pour is using the correct paints, mediums & mixing techniques. After that, the fun begins!

I mix my paints for acrylic pouring 1 part liquid acrylic paint to 1 part pouring medium (Floetrol) and no more than 10% water until you get a consistency of heavy cream. For cell formation add a couple drops silicone oil.
Why use a pouring medium? Acrylic craft paints are not inherently pourable, cracking and flaking may result if the paint is diluted with only water. An acrylic ‘conditioner’ or binder is needed to prevent this from happening. Pouring Medium prevents the loss of film strength when ‘thinning’ the paint down to a pourable viscosity and it improves the flow rate.

Tips & tricks
· Try to be in a room as dust free as possible (for me it’s dog hair!).
· Allow paint to spill over the sides by propping up with containers at all four corners.
· Room temperature and humidity are big factors in the curing process, if the paint dries too
fast it may crack.
· Remove all oils for your pour before sealing or you may have dips or uncovered areas.
· Youtube can be a great resource for learning.
· Facebook has some great acrylic pouring groups, most being very helpful for beginners.

Happy Pouring!

Today’s weather: cloudy with a chance of indoor-craft-projects
Today’s Craft idea: pipe cleaner animals

Here are some links to help get you started:
https://frugalfun4boys.com/adorable-pipe-cleaner-animals/
https://onelittleproject.com/pipe-cleaner-butterfly-rings/
https://onelittleproject.com/beaded-pipe-cleaner-dragonfli…/
https://intheplayroom.co.uk/…/04/18/10-pipe-cleaner-animals/

Have fun creating and please show us the results by sending an email to info@kimberleyarts.com

Do you have any art & craft ideas of your own that you would like to share? Please let us know!

Hi Creative Kids,

Remember us? We haven’t had any Creative Kids After School Art Classes at Centre 64 for a while and we miss your creativity. It’s very quiet in the building these days and we’re even starting to miss the unbridled enthusiasm you kids bring into Centre 64 at times.

Sadly, there will be no Creative Kids Summer Art Camp this summer due to COVID-19, but creativity doesn’t stop! In fact, we’ve seen more art and craft ideas shared all over the Internet than ever before and we would like to keep the creativity going by sharing some with you.

Here’s a link to a great easy watercolour DIY that requires minimal supplies. You can create it on a post card, a canvas, or get really creative and use any other medium you prefer (please ask your parents for permission before you start painting the walls ).
http://www.kwernerdesign.com/…/easy-diy-taped-watercolor-m…/

It would be really awesome if you could show us your creations and please feel free to share your own art and craft ideas with us.

Have a happy, healthy day!