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#BRICxHome: Family Art-Making Videos

Family-friendly art activities with BRIC's teaching curators. Visit our YouTube channel on Saturdays, where we'll be posting a new art-making video each week!

Date

SATURDAYS | YOUTUBE

Cost

FREE

We're bringing family-friendly art activities to your home with BRIC's teaching curators. Visit our YouTube channel on Saturdays, where we'll be posting a new art-making video each week!

MAY 2 | Stop Motion Animation with Haley
MAY 9 | Drawing with Sonia
MAY 16 | Book Making with Sonia
MAY 23 | Pixelation Animation with Neha
MAY 30 | Shadow Puppetry with Jaimie
JUN 6 | Stop Motion Drawing with Haley
JUN 13 | GIFs with David
JUN 20 | Pop-Up Books with Sonia
JUN 27 | Collagraphs with Keith


JUNE 27 | Collagraphs with Keith

BRIC’s Director of Education, Keith Kaminski, demonstrates two ways to make a collograph, a type of relief print.

YOU'LL NEED:

  • Printer paper or other thin paper
  • Pencil or something else to draw with
  • Scissors
  • Glue or glue stick
  • Pieces of cardboard (both thick and thin)
  • Crayons or colored pencils

INSTRUCTIONS:

  1. Gather your materials.
  2. Make a sketch of your idea. You can use one of the pieces of thick cardboard and trace it so that your sketch is the same size. You can re-draw your image onto the cardboard with a marker as a guide.
  3. For the version using liquid glue, carefully squeeze the glue out to make your image, like you’re drawing with the glue. If you make a mistake, you can wipe it off while it’s still wet with a paper towel or tissue. Once you are done, put the cardboard in a safe place to dry. Depending on how much glue you used, it may take 5 hours or even overnight for everything to be dry.
  4. For the other version, cut out pieces of the thin cardboard and glue them to the thick cardboard to make your image. Glue down your bigger shapes first, then smaller shapes on top of them. Press down firmly to make sure everything sticks well. Place the cardboard in a safe place so that the glue can dry.
  5. To make rubbings, lay a piece of paper over your cardboard piece. Using the side of a crayon or colored pencil, move back and forth to reveal the image. Hold the paper down with one hand or ask an adult to help you hold it. It tends to work best to press lightly at first, and then more to pressing harder as you go. Turn the paper and cardboard around in different directions as needed.
  6. Make as many prints as you like. Feel free to experiment with adding more colors and details using other materials.

JUNE 20 | Pop-Up Books with Sonia


Catch up on all our BRIC Family art-making videos on YouTube!

MAY 2 | Stop Motion Animation with Haley: download instructions HERE.
MAY 9 | Drawing with Sonia: download instructions HERE.
MAY 16 | Book Making with Sonia: download instructions HERE.
MAY 23 |  Pixelation Animation with Neha: download intructions HERE.
MAY 30 | Shadow Puppetry with Jaimie: download instructions HERE.
JUN 6 | Stop Motion Drawing with Haley: download instructions HERE.
JUN 13 | GIFs with David: download instructions HERE.
JUN 20 | Pop-Up Books with Sonia: download instructions HERE.

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