Where can you enjoy free pizza and rainbow cake and unleash your inner artist all in the same evening? At Malabar Intermediate School’s third annual Family Art Night this Thursday, February 22, of course.
We had large crowds each of the last two years. I’m expecting maybe even a little larger turnout this time,” said art teacher Sonnet Hogue. “At 5 PM we will serve Gionino’s pizza, Jones potato chips, rainbow cake and punch in the cafeteria. Around 5:30 we will clear off the tables and get started on our art projects. We will wrap things up by 7:30.”
All materials will be provided and families may take home their finished works.
Four different projects will be offered, including: “Slime, four different types, including ‘metal.’” “Slime is a huge draw for kids. We’ll do some color mixing,” Hogue said.
Other projects, as described by Hogue, will be:
- 3D houses — Explore urban renewal and build a glowing, colorful miniature community! Using strips of paper, make a simple folded house form. Cut windows and doors and “paint” with bright markers. Velcro the sides, add a roof and the village can be rebuilt again and again.
- Veils of light — In speaking of stained glass windows found in gothic-era cathedrals, French architect Viollett-le-Duc referred to them as “veils of light and color…” This project is far simpler than producing stained glass-type artwork, where pieces fit together and are separated by lead lines. By eliminating those aspects of construction, students are free to use shape, value and color as they like, with the added element of light to illuminate their creations.
- Skyline — Everyone loves watching colors run down a page. This process makes it easy and fun to learn about positive/negative space and color temperature! (art + history) A city skyline is a great place to look for shapes and positive/negative spaces between buildings. In this lesson plan, students create an architectural stencil with adhesive-backed film, stick it to the paper, then brush tempera paint over the top. The paint won’t stick to the film, so, when sprayed with water, it runs right down the paper.
Source, Photo: Mansfield City Schools
Family Event, Malabar Intermediate School