We Care Arts

Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Easy Bird Watercolors from Photographs

Spring is here and many of our favorite birds are back for the warmer weather! Diane Zubrick did an art project with all her students using pictures from several bird calendars.

To make it easy, Diane traced an outline of the birds on tracing paper. Her students then used carbon paper under the tracing paper and transferred the line drawing to the watercolor paper.

The line was drawn over with black Sharpie. The students used liquid watercolors to finish the painting. The bird artwork turned out all different and colorful.

 Many artists do work from photos or a combination of photographs to design a picture. Tracing the bird gave Diane's students a good starting point for a beautiful painting!

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Happy Easter!

Many of Diane Zubrick's students have been designing eggs for the Easter season. Their inspiration has been the Pysanka Eggs of the Ukraine as pictured below.
These eggs are from Julie Siders' and Jesse Hignite's classes from Baker Middle School in Fairborn, Ohio. They used mixed media of black Sharpie marker, oil pastel, liquid watercolors and gold acrylic paint.
The above egg is by Kiersten. The metallic gold adds the perfect touch!
This egg design was made by Brandon.  It has such a nice folk art quality about it.

TreJon is working on his egg with oil pastels. 
 Here is the finished egg.
Katie loves to paint the metallic gold on her egg!
Zahara's egg has such a painterly quality!
Devon's egg is so full of detail and the gold really shines!
The students found that painting the eggs on large paper was much easier than decorating real eggs...and they don't break!

Annual Garden Party

We  Care Arts will be holding their annual Garden Party on Saturday, May 3 from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. It will be at the We Care Arts Berkeley Center at 3035 Wilmington Pike in Kettering.
Knollwood Garden Center will be sponsoring the event providing soil, beautiful flowers and gift cards.

We will have many hand painted pots for sale and we will  plant your choice of flowers into them.  You can also bring your own containers, buy the plants and volunteers will plant them for you!
May 11 is Mother's Day and our gift shop is full of garden art, birdhouses, and wind chimes and other lovely and useful items for you and mom!