Our art studio is located at TaborSpace in SE Portland where we offer art classes for preschool, homeschool and elementary age artists.
Meet Elliot (age almost 9) and Delaney (age 11) from our home school Visual Arts Exploration class.
The Mask Project: artists learned about African Mixed Media masks and how the masks relate to specific cultural beliefs and stories. Their project was to create their own ‘dream creatures’ – mixed 2 animals or 2 different ideas together for their creature. Materials used: plasticine clay for the form, paper mache for the actual mask, paint and embellishments to create the final product.
Delaney’s favorite part of this project was using the clay to make the form for the mask. She took a cat and fancy things to make her ‘fanci-cat’ creature. Delaney’s favorite type of art is drawing (mostly cats!) because she can take her pencil and make it draw whatever she wants!
Elliot’s favorite part of this project was also using the clay to make the form for the mask. Since her favorite animals are birds she mixed up a humming bird and an owl together for her dream creature! Elliot’s favorite type of art is sculpting to create 3-dimensional art pieces. She loves sculpting birds mostly because they are her favorite animals.
Elliot and Delaney have been taking classes at Vibe’s Art Studio for the last 2 years and it has been so fabulous to watch them grow as people and artists as they have been a part of our classes!