We LOVE introducing the children to the work of Jean-Michel Basquiat as it allows their imaginations to run wild and to have lots of fun in the process. We discussed the term street art and graffiti style with them and looked at his use of colour, text and scribble and scratch technique. Working on brown paper and using a mixture of paint and felt tips the children created these very colourful characters!
This week at our weekly art workshops at OSO Arts Centre for those living with early stage Dementia we set up a very fruity and tropical still life for them to be inspired by. After introducing them to Kahlo's own very colourful life they all embarked on their own vibrant masterpieces in her unique style. I