Monday, September 08, 2008
Eye Can Art
Posted by Missy W. @ 3:57 AM
OK, there are so many reasons to get this cool art project in a can: birthday, holiday present, or as a big sibling gift.
Eye Can Art began in Seattle, Washington as the brainchild of three professionals and moms. From the site: Each Eye Can Art kit provides a kid-tested project to delight your child’s imagination, and includes enough materials to experiment. Developed by professional art educators, Eye Can Art replaces the predictable craft kit with a journey of creative exploration based on the fundamentals of visual learning. Make dramatic-looking collograph printed images, multiple-layered drawings on melted wax, and Japanese-style brush paintings.
All kits provide high quality, washable, non-toxic art materials; enough to do the projects multiple times. The easy-to-follow instruction booklets provide clear steps to follow, suggest ideas to further explore, and show the work of professional artists who use the same techniques in their own work. Each kit comes packaged in a reusable, easy-to-carry container. Designed by artists with years of experience helping kids and adults explore together.
Check out the brush painting sumi-e kit. I’ve always enjoyed the washed out water color lines of this style of Japanese art. They have everything you need in one cool can. Your kiddo can even make his/her own traditional style chop block.
Eye Can Art is starting to build its list of retailers, but you can also buy directly through them. This is the sort of gift I’d like to have in the gift section of my hall closet (that I don’t have). Their suggested age is four and up and the cans retail at about $24.00 each.