Fun drawing game: Quick, Draw

If you need a quick, creative outlet, try this FUN drawing game. You have 20 seconds to draw an object (cloud, door, streetlight, etc) and Google tries to guess what you’re drawing. Click image for link.

Art Career: Imagineering

Last week’s Studio Habit of Mind was Understanding Art Worlds: I can learn about art careers and how artists work with other artists. Today’s link is about an art career called Imagineering. Yes, that’s a real job title and it combines many fields, like math, science, engineering, and art.

Below is a link for Khan Academy’s “Imagineering in a Box” course, which goes through 3 design stages: 1) Build your own world 2) Build your own attractions 3) Build your own character. This is a free course that provides a lot of information and creative opportunities.

https://www.khanacademy.org/humanities/hass-storytelling/imagineering-in-a-box 

Clay Option- Salt Dough

If you are missing the clay center, here’s a Do-It-Yourself option- salt dough. Check with the grownups in your house for permission before beginning.

Ingredients-

  • 1 cup of flour
  • 1/2 cup of salt
  • 1/2 cup of water
  • food coloring (optional)
  1. Mix all ingredients in a large bowl.
  2. Optional color– Add a couple of drops of food coloring. Mix well.
  3. Design and create an artwork. Have fun!
  4. Store salt dough in a sealed bag in the refrigerator for up to 4 weeks.
  5. Optional save and paint– salt dough can be baked at 200 degrees until it hardens. Thicker artworks will take longer to harden. Salt dough can be painted with tempera or acrylic paints after it’s baked.