MSP Drawing/Painting Camp

Posted in Uncategorized on Tuesday, July 8th, 2014

Lots of things happening in the MSP Draw/Paint Camp. Working on portraits and large scale works!

MSP Illustration Camp

Posted in MSP: ages 11 - 13, Uncategorized on Tuesday, July 8th, 2014

MSP Illustration is off to a great start this week! Working on two tone drawing, one point perspective, and character creation.

SAIC Kids Blog- we’re back!

Posted in Uncategorized on Tuesday, July 8th, 2014

Hey everyone! We are slowly working our way toward revamping the SAIC Kids Blog. If you want to see the latest in our programs, please check us out on Facebook. Hopefully we will be up and running soon, giving you some behind the scenes shots so you know what our kids are up to. Looking forward to it!

Summer 2012 Animations!

Posted in Updates on Sunday, June 17th, 2012

Our apologies. Due to ongoing technical issues, animations from Animation Camp 1, June 11 -15; Illustration Camp, June 18-29; and animation Camp 2, July 2-6, will be made available on this site on Sunday, July 15. We thank you for your patience as we work out these issues!

Jackson Pollock Marble Painting

Posted in CW: ages 4-5 on Monday, April 30th, 2012

SAIC young artist learned about Abstract Art and Splatter Painting with tempera paint and construction paper. They visited the Modern Wing of the museum to look at Jackson Pollock’s paintings and created their own Jackson Pollock Abstract works.

Recontextualizing Flemish Classics

Posted in CW: ages 8-10 on Saturday, April 21st, 2012

Young SAIC artists visited the museum to look at the Flemish and Italian paintings from the 1500s and learnt about Flemish textures, Italian Renaissance architecture and expanding compositions proportionally through grid translation. The group took photos of Flemish paintings, Italian paintings, buildings around Millenium Park and their portraits to combine and form a collaged composition.

Experimental Materials

Posted in Uncategorized on Tuesday, April 10th, 2012

Young fashion designers looked at paper dresses from the 1960’s and modern work by Hussein Chalayan and Yohji Yamamoto before using non-fabric materials to explore extreme volume and shapes.

Architectural Drafting of Dream School Design

Posted in Uncategorized on Sunday, March 25th, 2012

After looking at designs by Tadao Ando and Peter Exley for inspiration, young architects are designing Dream School as a collective project. Each of them signed up for a program he or she wanted to design and made drawings of what the space will look like. Later, the entire enterprise will be produced in architectural model.

My World

Posted in Uncategorized on Sunday, March 18th, 2012

SAIC young artists learned about collage, perspective, and how to draw from life. They made sketches from nature around Michigan lake and combined with magazines images and photos of themselves to create a composition in a world of their own creation. The collage was then painted over on DuraLar with gouache watercolor.

Horse Animations

Posted in Uncategorized on Sunday, March 18th, 2012

SAIC young animators looked at the Western American artwork of horses in the Rice Wing of the museum. They learned about Photoshop painting and animation walk cycles to create looping animations of running horses using Adobe Photoshop and Wacom tablets.

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