Early Bird Pricing Ends 3/31
Monday - Friday / 9:00am - 2:00pm (5H)
McKinley Elementary School in Burlingame
Pop art’s influence stretched across the globe where it eventually reached Japan. While Yayoi Kusma is undoubtably the most famous Japanese contemporary artist, Takashi Murakami may be a close second. Murakami’s unique style and color choice make his work extremely memorable, and modern brands have gravitated towards him, collaborating with the Japanese artist on all manner of things. We will learn about his influences, artistic characteristics, motifs, and style in order to emulate his style but with a Clay House Art twist.
Our canvas artwork camps combine 2D and 3D artmaking techniques to recreate these classic artwork in air dry clay. For this week students will delve into contemporary art with Takashi Murakami’s Flowers in Heaven. Campers will learn about his unique style and sketch the iconic flowers onto canvas. Then, students will start to layer air dry clay on their sketch with techniques invented right here in Clay House Art’s studio, to recreate the visual elements of the original Flowers in Heaven. Since Murakami is also famous to putting is art onto commercial objects, campers will be creating a set of magnets and pins with the famous flower style.