With this blog post and less than $15 (or $0 if you have the supplies on hand) you can present a fun, easy & creative art program for families and children of all ages.
- glue sticks ($)
- cardboard/cardstock cut into a variety of sizes. We used old magazine covers, pieces of cardboard boxes and old file folders.
- construction paper ($)
- photos from magazines or calendars (optional)
Format: One hour long open house.
- Tables & chairs for attendees.
- Projector to run a PowerPoint presentation of landscape photographs or print outs of landscape photographs taped up near the supply table.
- Supply table at the front of the room with cardboard/cardstock, construction paper & magazine/calendar pictures (optional). Label the supplies (collage bases, colored paper, pictures)
- Glue sticks on each table.
- Display sign with simple instructions and a definition of landscape and collage.
- On display: Non-fiction books about collage, picture books with collage illustrations and CDs (by the band/artist you are playing during the program).
When I ran this program a few weeks ago I greeted customers at the door and provided them with a simple explanation of what was happening. “We’re making torn paper landscapes today. Stop & pick up supplies. You’ll need a collage base and some colored paper and/or pictures to tear up. Glue is on the tables and there is a slideshow of landscapes running.” If I was occupied elsewhere, the sign near the supply table provided them with enough information to get started.
The youngest child in attendance was 6 months old and the eldest was 12. Some families stayed for 10 minutes, others for 40.
If you are interested, I would be happy to share the landscape PowerPoint/photos, just comment here.