What's the story of Fantastic Flowers?
This month we will be looking at flowers and how they are represented in art. Georgia O’Keeffe revolutionised the genre with her soft and subdued portraits of blossoms, and we will create some beautiful oversized poppies of our own!
Andy Warhol, the most famous figure in the pop-art movement, produced a series of paintings which he called ‘Flowers’, and we will be inspired by him to cut stick and stain our own beautiful abstract flower multi-media artwork.
Our third featured artist this month is not a person but a Finnish design house called Marimekko, which has produced many colourful prints over the years inspired by blossoms.
What's inside the box?
6 x 20 min art projects inspired by 3 different artists with clear instructions. These are focused on the process and experimenting rather than on the end result itself.
1 Leaflet of extra ideas and LoLA recommendations.
Plenty of quality art materials for one child, with leftovers for your art supplies
What materials will I receive?
Watercolour paint set
Black square cards
Any recommendations for related books or trips?
Andy Warhol’s Colors by Susanna Rubin, Chronicle Books
Georgia O’Keeffe (Little People, Big Dreams) by Isabel Sanchez Vegara, Lincoln Children’s Books
Tips for doing art with Little Ones
• Strip children down before you start, or have an outfit that is their ‘art outfit’
• Allow them to experiment with materials. Don’t be too concerned about producing a single final piece.
• Bring out one material at a time – this makes it less overwhelming, and lengthens the process!
• You can often use surprisingly simple materials to work with, like shaving cream, toothbrushes, kitchen brushes, toy cars … all things that you may well have at home.
• Never leave Little Ones alone with art materials!