Dinosaurs. These animals that went extinct 65 millions years ago fascinate every child, and adult, don't you think so? Well, my kids have watched Jurassic Park 1/2/3 and Jurassic World with me, we read books that talk about the different types of dinosaurs and we have visited dinosaur exhibitions that showcase life-size dinosaurs in the Science Centre.
While we might never be able to truly understand the mystery of dinosaurs, I think it's good for kids to be exposed to such knowledge at a young age. Thus, I was pleasantly surprised when I knew that the theme for Ariel's latest art project at heART Studio was "Dinosaur Fossils".
In today's Creativity 521, I'll walk you through a step by step tutorial of how she ended up making a terrific and awesome piece of fossil artwork.
Fossils are the remains of ancient animals and plants, the traces or impressions of living things from past geologic ages. The word fossil comes from the Latin word fossilis, which means "dug up". Most fossils are dug from sedimentary rock layers formed from sand, mud, and small pieces of rock. The fossil of a bone doesn't have any bone in it; it has the same shape as the original subject but is chemically more like a rock.
In the second lesson, the kids were in for a surprise! Each of them got to paint using a easel stand and had their very own canvas! See, don't they all look like little Picassos? I was very thankful that these young kids had a chance to be exposed to canvas painting and I know that these are really not cheap! So kudos to heART Studio for giving them such awesome opportunities!
What they had to do first was to paint the background. This was done using short strokes and alternating between three different colours of paint. For Ariel, she chose an earthy colour instead of pink, which was given as one of the options, and I was quite glad because I thought it looked very natural after she blended them together.
Ta-dah! Here's her final artwork! I'm really pleased to see how it turned out and glad that she managed to learnt a little more about dinosaurs and fossils in the process too! This marks the end of our reviews of heART Studio for now but do continue to check out my social media for more of their artwork!
P.S. It's been a tough time at home as the kids have fallen sick. We'll be back in action soon for Creativity 521 when the kids recover and I hope we will have more fun-filled art and craft projects to share!