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MOCA Kids Art Lab

July 10, 2021 @ 10:00 am

MOCA Kids Art Lab is a fun virtual art-making experience with a STEAM focus for artists ages 5 to 12. Hosted the second Saturday each month, Kids Art Lab encourages your young artist to make cross-curricular connections with Science, technology, Engineering, Art, and Math.
July’s lesson is Organic Arts: Painting with Natural Materials
Attendees will:
  • Learn how objects from nature are used to create art materials
  • Examine how nature can produce art tools and pigments
  • Create their own painting using resources from nature
Keywords and Terms: Nature, Resources, Pigment, Repurpose
Please prepare the following materials before the live lesson begins.
Materials
  • Turmeric, paprika, curry powder, or other brightly colored spices
  • Dark berries like strawberries, blackberries, or cherries
  • Red cabbage, spinach, parsley, or other colorful vegetables
  • Colorful flowers
  • Charcoal (charcoal pencil or tablets can be used)
  • Coffee grounds
  • Black tea bag
  • Gloves (optional)
  • Spoons**
  • Coffee filters**
  • Two to three egg yolks, divided into small bowls**
  • One-half cup of vinegar, divided between two to three small bowls**
  • One-half cup of water, divided between two to three small bowls**
  • Paintbrushes**
  • Watercolor paper**
  • **Note: These items are foundational to this project. Other items such as spices, fruits, and flowers may be adapted to the participant’s interests and item availability.