This year's task “The Wonderful Watercolour " is launched during Art Friday 3.9.2021 here on Konstrundan's website.
In the film, watercolour artist Anette Gustafsson introduces her self and her art, and then presents the assignment to the children in a step-by-step manner. This is how Anette describes this year's task:
“Together, we will experiment and investigate watercolour painting in a simple and fun way using lots of water, pigments and some slightly unexpected tools. Without actually painting with the colour, we see how water and chance will lead the colour pigments into unexpected and unique shapes. Nothing is right or wrong, all paintings will be different and maybe we can find some figures in the pattern when it has dried? ”
The assignment can be done at school or at home, teachers and parents may need to help with preparations and with gathering materials.
If the weather is good, you can work outdoors. If inside, please cover the table with a plastic cloth. Take a tray or a flat disk upon which your painting can dry. Wear clothes that can get dirty.
- 2 pieces of paper - aquarelle paper or thicker, white drawing paper
- 4 different aquarelle colours - or water colours
- Water, a jar and at least one brush
- A spray bottle, some topz-sticks, a white stearine candle, a pipette
- Pens and crayons for finishing work.
The film is made by Luvid Film and available in Swedish and Finnish.
The results will be presented via Konstrundan’s social media. Teachers and parents are asked to upload photos of the children's artwork on Instagram #konstensfredag #konstrundan or to send photos to Konstrundan: firstname.lastname@example.org
In order to also offer older children something, we suggested that school and student groups could visit studios during the Friday before the actual Konstrundan. Around half of the participants are welcoming groups and the invitation has been extended to other groups, such as associations and companies.
Here [PDF] you find the list of all participants welcoming pre-booked groups on Friday, September 3. We ask interested groups to contact the artist directly to book a visit.
The concept for Art Friday was renewed in 2020. Earlier a few workshops have been arranged for children during the day. To reach as many children as possible, we have commissioned a film from Malakta Films in Maalahti.
The film is distributed to all elementary schools in Finland, both to Swedish and Finnish speaking schools. The film is in Swedish, but subtitled to Finnish, and hence also introduces Swedish language to Finnish schoolchildren in a fun way!
In the movie, the artist Camilla Forsén-Ström is telling about herself and her work. After that, she will give the children a pedagogical task, that the children can complete in school or at home.
“The task this year is called Royal for One Day” and it’s created to encourage creativity and is based on recycling and materials the children can find in their own homes”, says Camilla Forsén-Ström.
“To create we are using everyday tools found in school and at home”.
With the help of the instructions given in the film, the children can complete the task themselves, but teachers and parents need to help gather the material needed. Instructions on www.konstrundan.fi.
We hope that parents and teacher will upload the results on Instagram.
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