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Rubbings, Stencilling and Stamping with Found Objects for Junior High - Linda Leon

Mixed Mediums

The goal of this class is to develop the invention and resourcefulness through use of everyday objects to create paintings. It will also help children notice negative and positive shapes. The children will use a combination of three techniques to create images. The children will do rubbings of surfaces or materials with texture. This could be nameplates, floor textures, grates or found objects such as heavy lace, leaves in the fall and anything with a raised texture in their environment. Wax crayons will be used to create the image. Water-based tempera paint which is repelled by waxy areas, will be used for stamping. Soft foam, wood and other found objects can be used for stamping. Stencilling will also be done with found objects. This could be anything that has open areas within it such as lace or netting from fruit bags. Objects with interesting outlines such as leaves, hands or common tools could be used this way. The found object is laid over the paper and paint is either stamped over it or spattered using paint on old toothbrushes. Technique: This project is all about techniques, a variety of them. What is consistent is the medium; found objects. Goal: This project will inspire children to be inventive with what materials and techniques they use to create art.

Grade Suitability7-10
Maximum Class Size24 students
Time Required2 hours
Material RequiredWhite lightweight paper approximately 12” x 18”, wax crayons, tempera paint, old toothbrushes, soft foam, household sponges, paint trays, (flat plastic or foam trays), paintbrushes, scissors, and old plastic bags.
Language of InstructionEnglish
CommunitiesBeaver Creek, Carcross, Carmacks, Destruction Bay, Faro, Haines Junction, Ross River, Teslin, Watson Lake and Whitehorse
AvailabilityAny time after November 15, 2015

Linda Leon

With formal visual arts training from University of Manitoba, Linda Leon has been employed in theatre as a stage designer and scenic artist for more than thirty years. During that time she continued her art practice specializing in multimedia drawings and paintings. Linda and her husband moved to Whitehorse in 2008. Her work has appeared at Cadence Gallery, Yukon Art Centre Studio (Art Under Pressure Show) and at Yukon Artists at Work where she has been involved in a number of group shows, most recently the En Plein Air Festival this summer. Following Al into the Wilderness showed at Yukon Artists at Work in March of 2014. Proud, the Re-branding of Canada opened in the OR lounge of Guild Hall in February of 2014. Currently, Linda works with images from the natural world in a variety of mediums.

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