Hey Gorgeous!

Welcome to the blog of Artist Kelly Aiken of Copeley Designs Art, I am so excited to have you all here. This week I have 4 commissions going on in the studio, I will be busy!


Let's talk quarantine and kiddos real quick. Man, it has been a challenge for us. I love my three year old, but I accomplish way less than planned while she is home. I only have one child, but Copeley and I really had to work hard to figure out a schedule during COVID-19. I enjoy her company in my studio, but with some of my larger commission projects I have going on, it is an unrealistic request to ask the three year old not to touch anything.


Because I am still making the decision to keep Copeley home (her preschool is open, but we will wait a bit longer), I have had to incorporate a little bit of learning into our home schedule. Of course, if I was to ever become a teacher, every lesson would involve art!!!! Below I have attached a new City Skyline Art Activity we made up to try with kids of all ages.


CITY SKYLINE ART

Materials:

Canvas, Cardboard, or paper to mount collage pieces on

Paper Towel

Tray (less mess)

Food Coloring or watercolor paint

Construction paper

Scissors (or rip technique)

Elmers Glue

Marker


Step 1: Lay the paper towel on the tray. Drip food coloring and/ or paint on to paper towel. Let dry, then rip into pieces.


Step 2: Glue paper towel pieces on to the canvas


Step 3: Cut construction paper rectangles for buidlings


Step 4: Glue cut construction paper pieces along the bottom of the canvas, building up the city skyline and skyscrapers


Step 4: Add building details (windows, etc) with marker


Step 5: Ready to hang in its new home








Thank you for joining my creative art journey, helping make spaces #abitmorebeautiful.



Kelly