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Stencilling and Stamping with Found Objects for Elementary School - Linda Leon

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

Linda Leon lives in Whitehorse.  She works two dimensionally in paint, collage and drawing. For the past three years, she has been exploring relief printmaking.  

Majoring in painting, Linda Leon graduated with a Degree in Fine Arts from University of Manitoba in 1974. She continued with her art practice despite a thirty-year career as a stage designer in professional theatre.  In many ways, theatre continues to inform Linda Leon’s art.  She likes humor and otherworld interpretations of experience.  Relief printmaking allows the expression of these sensibilities.  

Her most recent exhibits are “Life in Water” at YA@W 2018 and “Black is Gold” (Group show), Arts Underground, 2018.  Linda Leon is a member of Associated Designers of Canada and Yukon Artists @ Work Gallery. 

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