MoNA Art Club Mural Project
This week during the MoNA Fine Arts Club, Members used oil pastels and water colors to draw sunflowers. Live sunflowers were brought in so Members could draw from observation. MoNA Outreach Director, Chrsitine Wardenburg-Skinner showed Members how to observe the petal shape, structure, and size relationship of the centers to the petals.
- Brainstorm ideas to arrive at thematic illustrations
- Use Visual Thinking Strategies (VTS) to observe and discuss artwork
- Decode artwork to better understand how color, differing line quality (thickness, delicacy, boldness,etc.), shape, and composition can affect an artwork, and hopefully, how to apply these lessons to our mural project
- Learn how to apply both primer and paint to wood
- Develop skills in measuring as Members use rulers to accurately measure off the borders.
- How to develop border themes to compliment the main images
- How to use color to enhance the illusion of a particular season, mood, and/or atmosphere of place
- How to attach paper images to board using acrylic gel medium in order to create a collage border
- Learn how to provide ongoing commentary concerning the mural, stepping back and observing and determining our next moves
The next time the MoNA Fine Arts Club meets is on Monday, October 14th from 2:45 p.m.-3:45 p.m. and from 3:30 p.m. -4:30 p.m. on museum field trip days. If you are interested in signing up your Member for this fantastic experience, please contact our Membership Assistant, Bailey Wyles or Club Director, Kendrick Davis-Pittmon.
Thank you to Christine and MoNA for partnering with us to make this art enrichment experience possible.