The new term begins with something a little different at the Art Cabin. I’ve been fascinated by using light as a medium for creating pictures and in my experience it’s important to let kids know that art is not all about being good at drawing (children tend to be really hung up about this and invariably lose interest in art when they can’t draw realistically).
So firstly the daylight has to be blocked out, and I used blackout fabric. A selection of LED light bulbs were purchased along with lithium watch batteries (tape them together to make the bulbs light up). A camera was set up on a tripod, we were very lucky to have professional portrait photographer Brigitta Scholz Mastroianni take the photos. A long exposure is necessary to capture the light art.
After some brief tuition the young artists began to create these wonderful pictures.
One very young member of the Art Cabin asked if we were going to do ‘Lightbulbing’ again? What a great name for it, so I think we shall call it lightbulbing from now on.