NEW! ART INSTRUCTION VIDEOS
Make art alongside artist/author Joyce Raimondo.
Scroll down for videos for children, teens, and adults.
30 minute videos unless otherwise noted -- $10.00 each, includes electronic transfer of video to download for personal use. Fee does not include transfer of the download to third party or use for an institution or school.
VIDEOS FOR CHIlDREN AGES FIVE TO TWELVE
A giraffe on his way to a birthday party! Create imaginary stories of amazing animals using cut paper collage. Includes bonus project:
Supplies you'll need: Paper, glue, scissors.
MAGIC OF UNICORNS
Discover a world of fantasy as you encounter unicorns in art. Then Joyce will demonstrate how you can create your own magical unicorn and castle using fun collage materials you have at home or draw.
Supplies: collect materials for your picture such as wrapping or construction paper, glitter, or markers.
Discover the magic of unicorns as you mold your animal out of self hardening clay. Decorate your unicorn with sparkly beads, feathers, necklaces, and more! (Video is 15 minutes.)
Supplies (not inlcuded): self-hardening clay or modeling clay, toothpicks or small sticks, decorations .
CREATE A CREATURE
Joyce guides you as you build your own three dimensional fantasy creature out of recycled stuff you stuff you have at home. Includes bonus project: Build a creature without using glue.
Supplies you'll need: cardboard rolls, recycled boxes or bottles, paper, decorations such as foam, stickers, ribbon and other fun stuff. Scissors, tape, and glue needed.
BE A PUPPETEER!
A princess! A unicorn! A monster! Discover the art of stick puppets and paper bag puppets using stuff you find at home. Put on a puppet show!
Supplies you'll need:
Two sticks (cardboard strips), paper plate, decorations such as yarn, tissue paper, stickers, foam, fabric. Scissors, tape, and glue.
NATURE UP CLOSE
Inspired by Georgia O'Keefe, Joyce will show you how you can turn your favorite flowers into larger than life paintings or drawings. Includes bonus project: Watercolor Resist Shells. Use paint supplies or draw.
ART AROUND TOWN: Paper Sculpture
Go on an art adventure as you discover sculptures on Long Island. Then make your own amazing sculpture using fun filled paper folding techniques. Supplies you'll need: paper, glue, tape, scissors
GO GREEN! RECYCLED ROBOTS
Joyce Raimondo demonstrates how you can create your own-one-of-kind robot figure using 100% recycled items. Get inspired as Joyce shows you imaginary robots she and children created from recyceld junk. (This video is 15 minutes.)
Collect small and large boxes, cardboard rolls, bottle caps, buttons, yarn, ribbon, assorted papers, and anything else you find to buid your robot.
WILD WITCHES AND PLAYFUL PUMPKINS
Wild witches, playful pumpkins, marvelous monsters, and more! Create your own giant sized Halloween character using three-dimensional paper folding techniques and paper collage. Use scissors, glue, and papers you have at home. Hang it as a fun-filled Halloween decoration.
Includes Bonus Project: Make a Mask
Create your own one-of-a kind mask using box cardboard, bottle caps, ribbon, wrapping paper, and other fun stuff you find at home. You will need scissors, glue, and tape, papers, and any decorations you find at home.
AVAILABLE DECEMBER 1, 2020 - Celebrate the season as you work alongside artist-author Joyce Raimondo to make a giant snow person that is bigger than you! Make a curly hair for your snow lady or a top hat for your snow man and more. Learn paper folding techniques to create your snow man or woman using assorted papers and other supplies that are typically found at home. Bonus project included: create a winter wonderland collage using recycled holiday decorations and wrapping paper.
VIDEOS FOR ADULTS AND TEENS
FLOWERS INTO PAINT
Flowers that burst into color! Inspired by popular artist, Georgia O'Keefe, Joyce demonstrates how to design beautiful floral paintings that are larger than life. Capture the beauty of your favorite flower as you learn basic painting skills. (Note: O'Keefe's techniques are explored in this video, images of O'Keefe's art are not inlcuded.) Supplies you will need; real or plastic flower or flower photograph to paint, white paper or canvas, water based paints, brushes, water in container, rag or paper towels, palette or wax paper to mix paint, pencil.
PAINTING - COLOR MY WORLD
Painting is all about color. Learn the "science" of color as you enjoy the hands-on experience of mixing colors alongside professional artist, Joyce Raimondo. Be guided to create a color wheel and explore gradations, tones, values, and complementary colors — all made easy. This basic knowledge will improve your painting skills and make your artworks come to life. Supplies you will need; white paper, water based paints, brushes, water in container, rag or paper towels, palette or wax paper to mix paint, pencil.
ANYONE CAN DRAW
Improve your drawing in one hour! For anyone who enjoys drawing, learn a simple technique to improve drawing skills and sharpen your observation. In this fun session, you will learn how to draw faces and just about any subject with more accuracy using blind and sighted contour drawing. Supplies you will need; 3 papers, pencil, sharpener, eraser, mirror.
Published by Random House, NY
TEACHERS CHOICE AWARD!
Colorful flowers bursting into bloom. Happy People dancing and laughing. That's Impressionism: lively paintings that capture the beauty of a fleeting moment in time, full of light and color. Discover how Impressionist artists capture the seasons or a special moment in the day in masterpieces by Monet, Degas, Renoir, Cassatt, and Pissarro. Then let your creativity soar with more than 25 projects inspired by the Impressionists. Paint a gorgeous garden or a fiery sunset. What SPECIAL TIMES will YOU make into art?
Combs the size of your bed. Fur lined teacups! That's Surrealism; strange and sometimes silly art that explores dreams and the world of the imagination. Explore a world of the dreams and fantasy in Surrealist masterpieces by Dalí, Magritte, Miró, Kahlo, Ernst, and Oppenheim. Then let your imagination run wild with more than 25 fantastic art projects inspired by the Surrealists. Make a mixed up collage creature with a hamburger for a head or a monster sculpture with feather earings? What can YOU IMAGINE?
Published by Chronicle Books. Currently out of print.
Published by The Museum of Modern Art, NY. Currently out of print.
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THE JACKSON POLLOCK BOX
by Helen A. Harrison, Director of Pollock-Krasner House and Study Center
The Jackson Pollock Box, an art kit for young people, is designed to illuminate Pollock and his creative process. Inside the box are materials for projects based on Pollock's techniques, including stain painting, gesture drawing and collage, and a lavishly illustrated 103 page book that provides an intimate, accessible introduction to the artist and his art.
In addition to discussing Pollock's life and work, and his relationship with his wife, the painter Lee Krasner, the book features his own explanations of what he was doing, and a selection of critical pros and cons. There is also a chapter on the importance of his move to Springs, Long Island, where his art underwent a radical breakthrough that was strongly influenced by his rural surroundings and the natural environment.
Geared to ages 10+
Published by Cider Mill Press and distributed by Simon & Schuster