Art Day for Children 2013 Workshops will be on Saturday May 11 on the CSUB campus in the Education Building. Classes will start at 12pm and end around 5pm. Check in for pre- registered children is at 11:30am and the exhibit of children's work is at 5:30pm in the Education Building. Workshops are co-sponsored by the Target Foundation. Registration for classes for the Art Day will take place on the CSUB Children's Art Institute website at 9am January 14-February 14, 2013 and are offered on a first come first serve basis as there are limited slots available. Children will select 3 out of the 6 workshops below to take on Art Day. Art Day is offered for children who are currently in grades 1-6.
Angels in the Outfield: Artist Peter Max created several angel renderings in the 1990s to celebrate the American experience as an image he did as part of the Official Art for World Cup '94 and for the last five Super bowls and for five US Presidents. Children will paint a contemporary style angel with bright colors similar to those used by Peter Max.
Waiting in the Wings: Artist Edgar Degas was intrigued with the ballet as subject matter, and quite often with the performers behind the scenes. The "Dancers in the Wings" pastel drawing illustrates the artist's innovative techniques and distinctive style. He has used a variety of media, but the most striking is his virtuoso use of pastel to achieve luminous colors and transparent textures. Children will create a pastel and tempera painting of dancers.
A Wing and a Prayer: Sculptor Antoine Coysevox created "Fame Riding Pegasus" in 1701-02. The work shows the King's fame riding Pegasus. Carrara marble was commissioned in 1699 for the decoration of the park of Marly, transferred in 1719 to the entrance to the Tuileries Gardens by the Louvre Museum in Paris, France. Children will model a Pegasus using modeling compound.
Butterflies in my Tummy: Butterflies are found in art and literature, often as symbols of freedom, transformation and life. Artist Vincent van Gogh used butterflies and moths in his works as a symbol of hope. Children will create a pastel drawing of butterflies using the style of van Gogh.
Come Fly with Me: Artist's Roy Lichtenstein's most famous image is arguably Whaam!, one of the earliest known examples of pop art, adapted a comic book panel from a 1962 issue of DC Comics' All-American Men of War. The painting depicts a fighter aircraft firing a rocket into an enemy plane, with a red-and-yellow explosion. Children will make a comic pop art style painting of fighter airplanes using Lichtenstein's style.
For the Birds: Sumi-e artist Bada Shanren incorporated calligraphy skill into paintings, not only in brushwork, but also in abstract thinking. He was able to use ink to express virtually everything in the nature. It seemed that in his eye, birds, flowers and mountains were all black and white. He refused to use colors. Children will create sumi-e paintings of birds and nature similar to Shanren's style of work.