Every summer I SO look forward to August art classes. Why?
Because it's Abstract Art month at the Blackfoot Art Center! Our young artists have learned that abstract art is FUN to look at and super FUN to create.
What could be better than that?
We began by cutting painted paper scraps and collaging them to the surface.
Then we blocked in the basic design with tempera paint using warm or cool colors.
We then added more cut painted paper, then painted again using the same or the opposite color palette. We also added neutral colors - greys that we mixed by combining two complementary colors and white.
The final step was adding black tempera for a bit of definition and contrast.
Some artists added a lot of outlining and detail work.
Others used black to add completely new design elements and patterns right over their painted composition.
Either way works... there is no right or wrong way to create abstract art!
After everything dried, we removed the taped border and... WOW!