What is "The Green Art Box?" A collection of environmentally friendly kids' art projects that are; clever, imaginative and easy-to-create! Inspired by the reuse of common household recyclables! A handy resource for teachers, parents
OBJECTIVE: For kids 6+ To explore typography and different fonts by collecting the same letter/character. Kids are encouraged to hunt for unique, funky, different fonts... all of the same letter. Search for different fonts such as: cursive, decorative, bubbly, block, digital, calligraphic, hand drawn, scribbly, etc. NOTE: the differences of each letter are in the SHAPE of the letter (font) NOT the color.
SUPPLY LIST: - card board backing (cereal box cardboard works great) - scrap printed materials such as: newsprint, magazines, catalogs, bulk mail, TV guides, etc. - glue or glue stick - scissors
DIRECTIONS: 1) Find a piece of card board to use as backing (something roughly letter sized) such as a medium sized cereal box or pasta box (cut out a side of box to use as your backing)
2) Select a letter of the alphabet to "collect" ... kids can do their favorite letter, their initial, it doesn't matter but just choose ONE letter.
3) Go through magazines, newspaper, junk mail, packaging, etc. and cut out a wide assortment of the letter chosen. Aim for 20-40 pieces to design with. NOTE: Don't be concerned with the color of each character, instead - focus on the SHAPE of each character.
4) Arrange the different pieces on top of cardboard backing - don't glue down till each letter is in place... the pieces will need to be puzzled together. Cover the entire cardboard backing - so that there is little space between the letter pieces. Keep the letters upright, so that the fonts can be compared easily (this is a collection of one character in the alphabet).
5) Once the design is configured, glue down each piece. Then, lay a heavy book on top so that it dries flat.
6) Hang on your bedroom wall as modern art. Consider having this framed for an ultra artsy and personalized look! :)
Draw a Sitting Dragon
*Here’s a tutorial for drawing a sitting dragon. A print friendly PDF may
be downloaded HERE.*
1. Follow the steps on my handout to make the drawing shown....
8 months ago
Art: the expression or application of human creative skill and imagination, typically in a visual form such as painting or sculpture, producing works to be appreciated primarily for their beauty or emotional power.
Abstract Art: art that does not attempt to represent external, recognizable reality but seeks to achieve its effect using shapes, forms, colors, and textures.
Character: a printed or written letter or symbol.
Collage:a form of art in which various materials such as photographs and pieces of paper or fabric are arranged and stuck to a backing.
Color: the property possessed by an object of producing different sensations on the eye as a result of the way the object reflects or emits light.
Color Wheel: a circle with different colored sectors used to show the relationship between colors.
Contrast: enhancement of the apparent brightness or clarity of a design provided by the juxtaposition of different colors or textures.
Creative: relating to or involving the imagination or original ideas, esp. in the production of an artistic work.
Decoupage: the decoration of the surface of an object with paper cut-outs, which is then usu. varnished or lacquered.
Draw: produce (a picture or diagram) by making lines and marks, esp. with a pen or pencil, on paper
Embellishment: a decorative detail or feature added to something to make it more attractive.
Font: a set of type of one particular face and size.
Pattern: a repeated decorative design.
Portrait: a painting, drawing, photograph, or engraving of a person, esp. one depicting only the face or head and shoulders.
Primary Color: any of a group of colors from which all other colors can be obtained by mixing (Red, Blue, Yellow).
Silhouette: the dark shape and outline of someone or something visible against a lighter background
I am an illustrator/designer, owner of Broken Box Designs, LLC. I'm addicted to artsy things and obsessed with color! As a child, I was always coloring/drawing/doodling. As an adult, it is truly a dream to do this now as my career.
My illustrations are fun, colorful, full-of-life, and energetic. They are unique, yet trendy and will "dance" off the page! My style is whimsical, child-friendly and imaginative. Further, my illustrations are custom created to suit each client's specific needs.
I have over 10 years of illustration and design experience. I am a Summa Cum Laude graduate of The University of Akron, with a Bachelor of Fine and Applied Arts.
I am a published children's book illustrator, my work can also be found on many websites, blogs, newsletters, etc.
Please check out my website (www.brokenboxdesigns.com) for portfolio samples and to contact me to get started bringing your ideas to life!
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