March is National Youth Art Month - and while we ALWAYS celebrate youth art, on March 1, 2014 two of our instructors conducted a pair of FREE 20 minute demo mini-classes for our enjoyment!
Studio 4 the Young Artist instructor Joe Shawn had us thinking - do we draw what we see or what we think we see? For example, our minds have a picture of what an apple looks like, but that apple in front of us does not look like that at all.
So we set aside our preconceived notions and Joe led a 20 minute lesson on how to improve drawing what you see, teaching several fun drawing exercises (using the giant pencil pictured below in one of them) and sketches to help us become better artists.
Instructor Alison Bongiorno led a group of eager students in the pottery studio and demonstrated how to throw cups on the pottery wheel with flair!
The Center on Central and Young Rembrandts were featured as being among the "coolest camps" by Jennaphr Frederick on FOX 29's Good Day Philadelphia show on February 26, 2014. (click on the headline to watch the video).
Thank you to Pamela Badolato of Philadelphia Family Network and Main Line Parent for giving us this on-air recognition!
Brownie Troops from Sugartown Elementary (Great Valley) and Beaumont Elementary (Tredyffrin-Easttown) visited The Center on Central the week of February 17 and participated in art activities to earn their Artist-Painting badge.
The Sugartown troop chose a still life of a pear as their subject, while the Beaumont troop drew bird scenes.
The following week, a troop from the Montgomery School earned a fashion design/beading badge, as they designed clothes on paper and bedazzled them with rhinestones. The girls then created an outfit for a paper doll and also made beaded bracelets and necklaces for their own American Girl dolls.
The Center on Central is available for Girl Scout (and Boy Scout) art activities, including painting and pottery for brownies, drawing, product (fashion) design and musician for juniors, comic artist for cadettes and collage art and textile art for seniors - or choose to make your own badge!