Durham Arts Council: Summer Cultural Camps
I spent a few weeks teaching art at DAC this summer. They introduce new cultural themes every year, and I was so excited to get to do Cabaret!
I had four days and three different age groups to work with.
I decided on Le Chat Noir and Gustav Klimt as inspiration for our projects.
Le Chat Noir
We used bubble wrap, tempera paint, construction paper, oil pastels, and colored pencils to create these Le Chat Noir posters.
I recycled mailing envelopes with bubble wrap, and precut the circles for printing.
The kiddos practiced sketching a cat before drawing it on the black construction paper. They used white colored pencils to draw in the cat’s features. After they glued down their pieces, they added lettering using oil pastels and colored pencils.
Next up, Gustav Klimt inspired abstracts. I got the idea for this one from a wonderful site called deepspacesparkle.com. I altered the lesson a bit and used different backgrounds and collage details.
Each group used a different background paper (cardboard, black construction paper, brown paper bag), but followed the same steps for the details using metallic paint, papers and sharpie markers.
Step 1: paint shapes using gold and silver metallic craft paint
Step 2: add metallic collage pieces
Step 3: add details with black, silver, bronze, and gold sharpie markers
They had so much fun creating these and I really love, love, love, how they turned out!