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Creativity Lab

Welcome to Cristina Núñez Art Studio's art clases!

In our cozy little studio in Columbia, Missouri we are offering a workshop for children 7 years and older. 

The idea is to provide a space for the development of creativity in children through the visual arts. 

We will use all kinds of materials: canvas, acrylic paint, wood panels, different types of paper, colored pencil, pastel chalk, recycled materials, etc. In each session we will develop a different activity, and the first class of each month will be dedicate to a renowned artist who will inspire us for the rest of the month: Wayne Thiebaud, Diego Velázquez, Pablo Picasso, Claude Monet, Gustav Klimt, Federico Brandt, Kazimir Malevich, among many others. 

Monthly cost: $120

All materials included. 

Reserve your spot by texting (573) 554 0227

Group I

Every Monday 4:30 ~ 6:00pm 

Group II 

Every Tuesday 4:30 ~ 6:00pm 

Group III

Every Friday 4:30 ~ 6:00pm 


Detailed plan per session. 

The first session of each month will begin by discussing the life and work of a renowned visual artist.  

Session 1. Wayne Thiebaud. The taste of art. 

On paper, and without representing objects, each child will make a composition by taste: salty, sweet, bitter and sour. 

Materials: paper, chalk, colored pencils and markers. 

Session 2. Favorite food. 

If your favorite food were a person, what would he/she be like, what would his/her name be, age, height and profession? 
After building a character inspired by everyone's favorite food, we will make a portrait of that character. 

Materials: 12 x 12" canvas. Acrylic paint. 

Session 3. The color of sound.

We will listen to music. We will make a composition on paper for each segment of the musical piece. With the resulting drawings we will put together a story. Finally we will make a drawing on black cardboard illustrating the final story. 

Materials: White paper, chalk, watercolor, pencil. Black cardboard and white chalk. 

Session 4. Cake. 

We will celebrate the fourth session with a cake (as similar as possible to one of those depicted by Thiebaud in his paintings). 
We will use it as a model to make a three-dimensional figure with cardboard and play dough. Then we will represent the cake on canvas with acrylic paint. 
Finally, we will eat the cake. 

Materials: pastel chalk, cardboard, playdough, cardboard, canvas and acrylic paint. 

Session 5. Diego Velázquez.  Las Meninas 

What is Velázquez seeing, who is he painting? 
The task will be to paint what Velasquez sees and the painting of Las Meninas hides.

Materials: pencil, chalk, acrylic paint, and wooden panel.

Session 6. "The Infanta Margarita in blue".

We will show this work of Velázquez and together we will make a story based on the dress of the Infanta Margarita. The story will be illustrated with colored pencils. Finally we will make a three-dimensional model of the Infanta Margarita.  

Materials: paper, colored pencils, cardboard, felt, stone, hillside sticks, and more. 

Session 7. What was the world like in 1600?

If you were Velázquez, what would your daily routine be like?  No telephone, no TV or video games, no light bulbs or antibiotics. 
In the form of vignettes we will illustrate 24 hours of a day in 1600.

We will listen to proposals for the next session.The children will decide the theme and materials we will use in session 8. 

Materials: poster board, markers and colored markers.

Session 8. We will do what was agreed upon in session 7. 

We will start the dictionary of images. On an accordion of paper the children will draw an image related to a given word: love (without using hearts), sadness (without using tears), etc.

Session 9. Ukiyo-e. 

After viewing and discussing some examples of Ukiyo-e, we will make a composition by layering different materials. Inspired by the "flat" perspective of Ukiyo-e, the children will make their own composition.  

Materials: cardboard, fabric, markers, pens and colored pencils. 

Session 10. Characters.

We will make in clay the base of a doll inspired by the characters that appear in the Japanese engravings. 
Paper sketches of the clothing. 

Materials: clay and paper. 

Session 11. Completing the doll.

In this session we will paint the doll's face,  add hair and clothes. 

We will build a story together, where the dolls made by them will be the main characters. We will play with them for a while (as puppets). 

Materials: acrylic paint, fabric scraps, yarn, felt, and more. 

Session 12. Chrysanthemum, Ukiyo-e Flower. 

We will have a bouquet of natural flowers in the workshop. After viewing reproductions of Japanese prints and other plastic representations of Chrysanthemums, the children will paint their own version of flowers. 

Materials: Canvas, acrylic paint.


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