Kid’s Session 2, Week 1


We kicked off our second after-school session at LPP this week! We were so excited to learn that every kiddo from the first session will be continuing into our second, plus a few new faces. Both the Tuesday and Thursday classes have all grown comfortable and close to each other, so Kelly and I were happy to continue together.

This week, the kids were taught about the works of  Amy Sherald and, specifically, her use of color. Amy has an original way of incorporating colors into her portraits, using colorful flat backgrounds to create a bold contrast. To check out some of her works, including her amazing depiction of Michelle Obama, click here.

After talking about Amy’s work, we led the kiddos into an introductory look at color theory. Everyone had a palette with primary paints, red, yellow and blue. Together, we mixed secondary, tertiary and practiced shades and tints.

Next, the kids started the first of what will be a two-class project. We constructed shapes out of cardboard, some kids went with themes, some a bit more abstract. They then covered their shapes with plaster strips. Those pieces will dry and next week they will use their paint-mixing lesson to create their own range of colors to paint them with. They will then construct the shapes into a mobile to hang. We are excited how they take these shapes to the next level, next week!

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