Sunday, June 13, 2010

SMOCA Kids Class

Here are pics from the SMOCA (Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art) kids class that Chandon and I taught this spring. (Chandon is the big kid in the pic) We did papermaking, printmaking, collage and cyanotype. The final project was making their own artist book and work produced throughout the class really rocked! This is a really small sampling of the work. With 18-20 kids, we could have shot 100's of images!The fun thing about kids is that the are pretty bold. They used everything including collaging and drawing on their negatives. Yes! SMOCA had the final artwork on display at the center and the kids talked about their experiences in the art classes. Attendance at the event was great with kids and parents. It is truly an 'American Idol' generation. You couldn't have paid me to get up and speak to 100 people when I was in middle school and these kids basically jumped at the chance to get up and speak. Wow! I was amazed at how much technical art making info soaked into their brains and it was a kick to hear them talk about the different processes