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Family Paint Afternoon with Julie Liu
Online Paint Afternoon for Families Via Zoom

August 28, 2020 | 2 PM | Strong Internet connection and computer with camera & microphone required | Registration fee $15 + GST 1 adult, 1 child, $5 + GST for each additional child (registration required), please register here | Supply sets approximately $30* each or list of supplies available upon request | 250-427-4919 | [email protected] | kimbereyarts.com | julieliu.ca
*limited supply sets available, please register as soon as possible and reserve a supply set at [email protected] or 250-427-4919.

Registration deadline: August 26, 2020. Maximum 16 participants.

Art & Craft Projects

Ideas for art & craft projects

Today’s Art & Craft Project: Paper Plate String Art
Please visit My Silly Squirts for the instructions:
https://mysillysquirts.com/2019/02/21/kids-paper-plate-string-art-every-holiday/
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: Friendly Watercolour Monsters
Guaranteed to brighten your day!
Please visit Adventure in a Box for the instructions:
https://www.adventure-in-a-box.com/friendly-monster-watercolour-blow-art-with-straws/
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: Patchwork Houses
Easy and fun project with cardboard and collage.
Please visit Art Bar for the instructions:
https://www.artbarblog.com/patchwork-houses-cardboard-collage/?utm_content=buffer3018c&amp%3Butm_medium=social&amp%3Butm_source=pinterest.com&amp%3Butm_campaign=buffer
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: Drawing Cartoon Characters
“Not everyone has the ability to create Disney quality masterpieces when it comes to drawing characters, but everyone can have a go!”
Please visit Sarah Renae Clark’s website for the instructions:
https://sarahrenaeclark.com/how-to-draw-your-own-cartoon-characters-free-resources/
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: Origami
The art of paper folding.
How to make an Origami Heart:
https://wizzley.com/origami-heart/
How to make an Origami Jumping Frog:
https://www.printablesfairy.com/origami-jumping-frog/
More Origami ideas:
https://karenmonica.com/origami-ideas-that-are-popular/
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: Sculptures
There are all kinds of sculptures you can make. For example, Joan Miró inspired sculptures. Joan Miró i Ferrà was a Spanish painter, sculptor, and ceramicist born in Barcelona.
Follow the link to learn more about the artist:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F9QoOn0Xmus
Watch the tutorial on making Joan Miró inspired sculptures here:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rpFJ2WVpCgY&feature=youtu.be
Another example is Calder-inspired sculptures. Alexander Calder was an American sculptor who is best known for his innovative mobiles.
Find the instructions to making Calder-Inspired Sculptures over at Pink Stipey Socks:
http://www.pinkstripeysocks.com/2015/05/calder-inspired-sculptures-kids-art-project.html?m=1
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: Spray and Squeeze Painting
Please visit Hello, Wonderful for the instructions:
https://www.hellowonderful.co/post/RECYCLED-SPRAY-AND-SQUEEZE-ART-PAINTING/#_a5y_p=5624194
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: Bleeding Crepe Paper Art
Please visit Artbar to learn how to create art with crepe paper:
https://www.artbarblog.com/bleeding-crepe-paper-art/
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: Batik Inspired Art

Today’s project is inspired by local artist Shannon Fraser. Shannon creates wonderful Batiks and has exhibited her art pieces in our gallery in the past. As Batik supplies are harder to get lately, she has been focusing on the art of tie dye. When I saw Shannon’s tie dye Pika Roar t-shirt on Facebook two days ago, I loved it right away. Lucky for me, Shannon sells her tie dye pieces at the Farmers’ Market in Kimberley, and look what I’m wearing today!

Just to be clear: although the easy projects I’m suggesting are called Batik, they are not! Batik is a complicated process and paints on fabric is not the same as Batik.

This doesn’t mean we can’t have some fun with these Batik inspired projects. Just follow the links:
https://emmaowl.com/easy-batik-no-wax-or-dye-needed/#_a5y_p=5698797
https://craftinvaders.co.uk/how-to-make-batik-art-using-a-glue-stick/

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!

“Jungle Cockatoo” Modern Batik on Cotton by Shannon Fraser

Today’s Art & Craft Project: Yayoi Inspired Crafts
Find out more about the Japanese artist who has been called the ‘Princess of Polka Dots’, Yayoi Kusama:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Els2gFMTU-Y
Visit Lotta Magazine’s website for some Yayoi inspired crafts:
https://www.lottamagazine.com/newsite/famous-artist/yayoi-inspired-crafts/
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: Mondrian Heart Art
Find out more about the Dutch artist widely considered one of the greatest artists of the 20th century, Piet Mondriaan:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7WqN2hlii1w
Visit Arty Crafty Kids’ website for the instructions:
https://www.artycraftykids.com/art/mondrian-heart-art-for-kids/
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: Matisse Egg 
Find out more about the French artist known for his use of colour, Henri Matisse:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=55&v=rLgSd8ka0Gs&feature=emb_logo
Visit Karuski’s Little Shop of Colours to learn how to make a beautiful Matisse inspired bowl that becomes a stunning art piece to display afterwards:
https://karuski.co.uk/2014/12/22/matisse-egg-2/
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: Weaving

Do you have a loom? Have you tried weaving? If you’ve been wanting to jump on this fiber trend but feel like buying a loom is a bit daunting, did you know it’s super easy to make a DIY loom… and that DIY looms actually work great?!

Follow the links below to find our more:
https://www.pinterest.ca/pin/763360205568905105/
https://www.parents.com/fun/arts-crafts/7-easy-no-knit-yarn-crafts/?sssdmh=dm17.846343&esrc=nwprnts100days120115&slide=slide_156e4f3b-7c07-443d-a91c-7d1636d6a266#slide_156e4f3b-7c07-443d-a91c-7d1636d6a266

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: DIY Art Museum
Learn how to build your own art museum!
https://www.notimeforflashcards.com/2009/06/pretend-play-art-museum.html
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: Funky and Colourful Wig
What you’ll need for this cool looking project is a black and white print of your face. Try to print it as light as possible. Use a small brush to put drops of watercolour paint all around your head on the paper. Use a straw to blow the paint to the sides of the paper. Use different colours to create a funky, colourful wig!
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: String Pull Painting
You can make pull string art with any kind of acrylic paint and either string or yarn.
Debbie at onelittleproject.com will show you how to use this fun and easy art technique:
https://onelittleproject.com/string-paint-art/
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: Tissue Paper Art Rock Fish
Follow the link for the instructions for this super simple nature art project:
https://feelingnifty.com/tissue-paper-art-rock-fish-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: Crayon Leaf Rubbing
Follow the link for the instructions for this super simple nature art project:
https://www.kitchentableclassroom.com/easy-crayon-leaf-rubbing/
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: Handmade Stamps
Follow this link to make potato stamps with Emma Owl:
https://emmaowl.com/how-to-make-you-own-potato-stamp-the-easy-way/#_a5y_p=4888738
Visit Country Living magazine’s website for some easy instructions on how to make your own handmade stamps using foam and wooden blocks:
https://www.countryliving.com/uk/create/craft/news/a192/add-a-personal-touch-with-these-handmade-stamps/
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: Blow Paint Art Creatures
Blow painting with straws is super fun and super simple. Use a straw to blow liquid paint around on paper and create interesting designs.
 
Follow the link to the instructions:
https://thepinterestedparent.com/2017/05/blow-paint-creatures/
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: Pressed Flower Fashion
 
For all the wanna be fashion designer kids!
Follow the link to find out what it’s all about:
https://artful-kids.com/2012/03/28/flower-fairy-fashions/
How to press flowers in the microwave:
https://www.hometalk.com/1568432/diy-tutorial-microwave-flower-pressing
https://www.cutoutandkeep.net/projects/how-to-make-floral-wall-art
 
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: Foreshortening Fun
 
Fore what now??? Foreshortening happens when an object appears compressed when seen from a particular viewpoint, and the effect of perspective causes distortion.
 
Imagine this: “A terrible scary monster is approaching you. The monster is much bigger than you and is running fast. You are scared and your try to run backwards. This does not work and you fall. The monster leans over you and you try to ward off with your hands and feet… “
 
Here’s the link to the instructions for this cool project:
http://kidsartists.blogspot.com/2011/01/foreshortening-fun.html?m=1
 
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: Surprise Ferocious Beings

Surprises are good. Especially when they are funny.

Visit Jeanette Nyberg over at Craftwhack for the instructions for this cool paper project:
https://craftwhack.com/surprise-ferocious-beings-paper-project/?cuid=18d44fcf256613f4173279c20212d461

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: collagraph printmaking 

Collagraph printmaking using wooden blocks and foam shapes to create stamps and make prints.

Follow the link to Art Bar Blog to find the instructions:
https://www.artbarblog.com/collagraph-printmaking-with-kids-using-wooden-blocks/

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: screen printing

With an embroidery hoop, white chiffon fabric, drawing gel and screen filler you can make your own silk screen for printing onto a surface; paper, t-shirt, stickers, vinyl, wood, etc.

Follow the link to find some easy instructions: http://elementaryartfun.blogspot.com/…/silk-screen-printing…

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: Toilet Paper Roll Stamps

How to make toilet paper roll stamp flowers:
http://taminglittlemonsters.com/toilet-roll-stamp-flowers…/…

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: Bean Art

Please find the instructions here:
https://prettylifegirls.com/…/kids-craft-idea-bean-art-mosa…

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: Springtime Bunny, Bear or Fox

See how Ms. Filmore created these springtime bunnies, foxes, and bears with her 2nd grade class and give it a try yourself.

Learn about the elements of art-line, shape, color, value and texture as well as using overlapping, contrast and pattern in your work!

Here’s the link:
http://www.artwithmrsfilmore.com/springtime-bunny-bear-or…/…

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!

Self Portrait by Win Dinn

Mixed Media Painting by Helen Robertson

Today’s Art & Craft Project: Mixed Media

Learn how to use recycled materials to create art:
https://theartgardenblog.com/…/upcycled-owls-using-recycle…/

To give you some more inspiration, I would like to introduce you to Win Dinn from Creston and Helen Robertson from Kimberley, two amazingly creative mixed media artists that have exhibited their work in several of our gallery exhibitions.

Win Dinn is working on spreading the creative bug throughout communities in Alberta and British Columbia. She shares lots of great play-full mixed media tips and tricks on the tutorial page of her blog: https://windinnart.blogspot.com/p/tutorials.html

Go check it out and get creative!

Helen Robertson likes to mix media and techniques to create a modern “still life” of sorts. Her process begins with flowers she has grown, photos she has altered digitally, photo transfers, and finally painting over the image with acrylic paint.

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: paper crafts

Here’s a link to a tutorial with 20 totally cool paper crafts:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lfkDlDzLvSY

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: DIY Puppets

How to make sock puppets:
http://takingcareofmonkeybusiness.com/…/22/diy-sock-puppets/

How to make clothespin puppets:
https://www.momsandcrafters.com/clothespin-paper-puppets/

How to make Origami finger puppets:
https://www.whatdowedoallday.com/origami-finger-puppets/

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: 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 [email protected]

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: [email protected]!

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 [email protected]

Have any craft ideas of your own? Please share them with us as well: [email protected]!

“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 [email protected]

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!