hello Artist Harvest!

messy artist harvest art class parties nj kidsOver the past few months, giant fruit and vegetable sculptures have been
sprouting at The Messy Artist. This garden of six-foot sculptures called “The Artist Harvest” is the culmination of an idea dreamed up by Donna Bernstein, owner of The Messy Artist. Each large fruit or vegetable sculpture will depict a painting by a famous artist. Once the sculptures are completed, they will be installed in a public setting, and scattered throughout the space. The first place weʼve recently arranged to have these sculptures displayed is the Livingston Mall, in Livingston NJ, in the spring for three months.

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Staff working on the “Munch-room (inspired byEdward Munch)” prototype.
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“Salvador Straw-Dali (inspired by Salvador Dali)” in the beginning stages
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Sketching out the sculptures to size

A recipe will accompany each fruit or vegetable highlighting its use in a dish.Children will be encouraged to go on a “harvest hunt” to find all six sculptures and collect all six recipe cards.

Over the next few months, the staff and Art Foundations Intensives II & III
students will be creating the sculptures together. Our first prototype of “Munchroom (inspired by Edward Munch)” has been hanging out in our entryway, and the large version of the Munch-room is currently under creation.

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“Munch-Room (inspired by Edward Munch)” protoype
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Students and staff plastering the full-size “Munch-Room (inspired by Edward Munch)”

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We are excited about the ways this project will promote the importance of art in childrenʼs lives, and appreciation for public art and excitement about healthy eating in children.

Pieces in the series are:

  • Pear-casso (inspired by Pablo Picasso)
  • Munch-Room (inspired by Edward Munch)
  • Georgia OʼPeach (inspired by Georgia OʼKeeffe)
  • Vincent Van Gogh Bananas (inspired by Vincent Van Gogh)
  • Peppered Pollock (inspired by Jackson Pollock)
  • Salvador Straw-Dali (inspired by Salvador Dali)
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“Vincent Van Gogh Bananas (inspired by Vincent Van Gogh)” getting some plaster work
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Plaster assembly line

Weʼll provide more updates as the project progresses. Weʼd love your feedback on the project so far!

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Author: hellokidsart

The Messy Artist is a special place to create art. We offer year-round art classes for children 18 months through adulthood. In addition to art classes from September through June, we offer summer art camp and Drop-In and Play art activities for kids between our regular sessions. Our bright, colorful studio is also the perfect place for a kid’s birthday party! The Messy Artist children’s art center was created and designed by Owner/Director Donna Bernstein, a professional educator and artist. The curriculum is inspired and guided by Donna’s teaching experience and research in child development, as well as her passion for art. At The Messy Artist, art lessons for kids entertain and enrich their brains, bodies, and hearts.

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