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Stencilling and Stamping with Found Objects for Elementary School - 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 two techniques to create images. Water-based tempera paint will be used for stamping. Soft foam, wood and other found objects can be used for stamping. Objects such as leaves or lace will be laid in paint and then laid on the paper. Plastic bags and rags can be used this way as well. 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 stamped over it with paint filled sponges. 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 SuitabilityK-6
Maximum Class Size24 students
Time Required1 hour. It could be extended to 2 hours for older children.
Material RequiredWhite lightweight paper approximately 12” x 18”, crayons, tempera paint, old toothbrushes, soft foam, household sponges, paint trays, (flat plastic or foam food trays), paintbrushes, scissors, old plastic bags, egg cartons, rags and plastic netting used to bag fruit.
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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