iDay with an event
Painting Mixology in the Art Nest
- eSaturday, Mar 25
- jThe Wassaic Project
Wassaic Project is now offering free weekly drop-in art activities for k-12 youth and their families at the Art Nest! The Art Nest is a free space where kids of all ages can do individual and collaborative art projects, build creative skills, and engage with contemporary art. Wassaic Project staff will be on hand to supervise projects, but children under 10 must be accompanied by an adult at all times. Each month the Art Nest will have a variety of projects based around different artistic media inspired by Wassaic Artists in Residents. Art Nest participants are welcomed to choose from an array of projects and are perfect for parent child creative teams.
This month we will explore a variety of processes related to painting. Join us in making your own paints out of natural plant based materials such as: beet, indigo, turmeric, spirulina, coffee, ash and paprika. Squeeze some lemon acid on your paints and see how the colors change. Add some salt crystals to your painting and see how the paint separates and speckles. While experimenting with color mixing, we’ll use various materials to paint with and paint on, such as fabric. To guide our experiments, we will explore the theme of Op Art.