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Art Explorers: Marker Masterpieces | Camp Galileo Anywhere - Online Classes
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Art Explorers: Marker Masterpieces

Age: 1st Grade (in 2020-21 school year)

Duration: 60 minutes

Price: $20

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"He really enjoyed making each of the projects and learning new techniques. I think his favorite was the reflection project—he was amazed by how it turned out. What an exciting way to break up the day. "
-Kheron Jones Kassing, Alameda, CA

What You'll Do

Make your mark with marker art that goes way beyond simple drawing. Experiment with unconventional ways to put pen to paper, dyeing, tie-dyeing and creating a landscape-inspired reflection print—all with just markers and water. BE REFLECTIVE as you explore an array of inventive techniques, noting what works best so you can make your next marker masterpiece even more marvelous.

note: Depending on the markers you use, these activities might leave color on your child’s hands. They should clean up with a little scrubbing.

What You'll Need

Materials
  • 3 sheets of standard-size white copy paper
  • Scissors
  • 1 set of washable markers
  • 1 damp sponge (wet enough that water drips out when squeezed) in a shallow tray or container
  • 1 white plastic bag (6 x 9″ or larger) or gallon-size zipper bag with white paper inside
  • 1-2 paper towels
Technology
  • Computer or tablet with speaker and camera
  • Internet access
  • Zoom application installed
    • Signed in with your child’s name
    • Unmuted (the instructor will manage class muting/unmuting)
Additional Prep

As sponges may drip, set your child up at a table that’s covered in plastic or easy to wipe down. Make sure your computer or tablet is outside the drip zone, too.

What You'll Take Away arrow

  • New techniques for making art with markers
  • The skills to be reflective and notice what is and isn’t working in your art
  • Three original marker masterpieces

Join the Community

The last step in the Galileo Innovator’s Process is SHARE. Great learning can come from sharing successes and failures—to solidify your own experience as an innovator and to inspire others.

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