Written by: Andrea Mulder-Slater
[Andrea is one of the creators of KinderArt®]
Canadian artist Teodoro Dragonieri (see shoes above on on left) paints, collages and reconstructs old shoes to represent great artists of the 20th century. Its a great idea, one that is fun to try for both kids and adults.
What You Need:
- Old shoes that no one will ever wear again
- Acrylic or liquid tempera paint (you can make tempera paint thicker and stickier by adding flour or white glue)
- Water containers
- A covered work area
- Examples of paintings created by the masters (VanGogh, Monet, Picasso etc.)
What You Do:
- Take the laces (if any) out of the shoe.
- Choose a picture of a painting that you like.
- Try sketching out the painting on a piece of scrap paper.
- When you feel comfortable with the image, transfer it onto the shoe. You might want to sketch lightly with pencil first or just start with the paint.
- If you are painting a dark colored shoe, you might want to "prime" it with a light paint before drawing an image onto the shoe.
- When you are finished, put the laces back in and admire your masterpiece.
An interview with the artist Teodoro Dragonieri
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