Picassos in the Park will be launching their Art Classes here at the cafe on Thursday 5th September at 4.30pm so if you haven’t booked a spot for your little Punk then they’re running a FREE taster session on Thursday next week, you’ll need to email them to book your spot.
In the meantime… we’ve asked them to come up with some inspired activities that you can try at home.
Why not try out some Cubist Surrealism? And, if you haven’t already, check out Part 1 for some Abstract fun!
You will need:
-Coloured tissue papers (the type that the dye runs when wet)
-pot of water
-Lego or Duplo blocks
-White art paper (A3 ideally)
Firstly, have your child tear or cut the coloured tissue paper into smaller pieces, small enough so you can cover the page with a good variety of colours.
Next, lay each piece of tissue on the art paper (you can keep adding layers too) and using the brush and water, paint over each square and repeat, till the paper is randomly and totally covered. Don’t worry if it looks very wet – it needs to be to let the tissue dye bleed onto the paper below.
Slowly the tissue paper will dry and as it does your child can peel the tissue off, leaving behind a beautiful coloured dye effect underneath.
For the next stage, using the lego or duplo blocks, stamped in the black paint, your child can create architectural designs on the coloured backdrop.
Look out for part 3 for more fun, creative ideas for your little Punks to do over the Summer holidays.