On view through July 3, 2017.
Mixed Media Mashup
Working with a mixture of materials, children created a layered masterpiece that explored texture and depth. In the spirit of Willem de Kooning, children began with figure drawings, allowing lines and shapes to intersect and dissect one another to create a landscape of lines. Adding layers of charcoal, paint and ink transfers from newspaper, our artists discovered how to create areas of action and quiet within their paintings to create a journey for viewers.
In our Mixed Media Mashup conducted with young artists in the Museum and our Looking at Layers lesson for teens during outreaches, children shared a variation of one lesson. This allowed for a unique opportunity to see how kids from 3-18 interpret the same lesson.
Line up for Willem de Kooning 2017
Can a painting move? Can lines take you on a journey?
Our young artists explored these questions and more as they learned how to express emotions and create energy within a composition. Using the art and techniques of Willem de Kooning as a starting point, children experimented with line, shape and color. Working with paint and charcoal as well as unorthodox materials, such as pipe cleaners and cardboard, helped the children build layers and depth with their lines and pushed them to explore different ways of making marks on their canvases. Our young artists’ unique creations reflect Willem de Kooning’s creative process of pushing boundaries in his approach to making art.
This exhibit is made possible through our partnership with The Willem de Kooning Foundation.
Learn more about de Kooning Art Explorations.