We all had a blast at the first session of Doll House Design this week.
If you haven't yet heard about Doll House Camp then you should check out the instagram feed of Hatch Art Studio and her blog post over on ARTBARblog. I had read all about it in the wonderful book Art Workshops for Children as well. I was really inspired to create workshops of my own that centered around kids creating objects for creative play after reading about the Doll house Camp and had a great time dreaming up and carrying out Witch Academy this past Fall.
I structured my Dollhouse Design similar to how Hatch Art Studio describes it but I added in a Design Book as well as a lot of talk on different career paths that center around designing the inside and outside of structures. We read the book Iggy Peck Architect and made Mood Boards before embarking on the ever exciting paint portion.
Using the Dollhouse Design Booklet tried out different color combinations and kept track of our choices as we went along. There was good discussion on how artists are constantly working on a small area of artwork and then looking at the project as a whole before moving on to other areas. (If you are interested in using the booklet you can find the link to download below.)
We used a variety of paints, including chalk board paint (that worked beautifully) encouraging kids to mix their own colors and keep track of their choices in their Design Book.
Next week we will begin work on the interior. I'm so excited to see what the kids come up with.
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