Artist Harvest update: March

Weʼve been focusing on three main pieces in our Artist Harvest Sculpture Project:
the Munch-Room (inspired by Edward Munch), Vincent Van Gogh Bananas
(inspired by Vincent Van Gogh) and and Salvador Straw-Dali (inspired by Salvador Dali).

At this stage of the construction, our Salvador Straw-Dali is mistaken for our Pear-casso (inspired by Pablo Picasso), especially when upside down.  It has been interesting to discuss the similarities between the shapes of the fruits with the students as we go through this process. Once this sculpture is painted, it’s true identity will be revealed!

Yes, this a Strawberry, just upside-down!
Yes, this a Strawberry, just upside-down!

We have enlisted the studentsʼ help in plastering these gigantic sculptures,
forming an assembly line. Because we have been using plaster strips, we have
to work quickly while the plaster is wet, which makes it ideal for a group project.

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Students work cutting strips, dipping them into vats of water, and finally carefully
placing them on the sculptures and smoothing them out. The kids have a great
time with this, enjoying the teamwork and the physicality of creating the large-scale pieces.

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As these pieces grow, we are having to find creative storage places for them.  Weʼve set them on dollies, on chairs, on top of cabinets and even hoisted them to the ceiling!

art party and class nnj Artist Harvest Messy Artist #letsmove fine art classes for kids parties north jersey best art class for kids nj Artist Harvest Messy Artist #letsmoveSince we aim to inspire healthy eating in children through our Artist Harvest, we
are happy to join in supporting Michelle Obamaʼs Letʼs Move campaign.
Weʼre sharing some of these photos with the Lets Move program by posting
some pics with #letsmove to our facebook page – check it out!

We will be creating six sculptures in total, and all will be on display at the
Livingston Mall in New Jersey this spring. Weʼll keep you updated!

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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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