INSPIRING ARTISTIC EXPRESSION
By Hatheway Rawlinson
A FORMER FASHION DESIGNER—for the houses of Liz Claiborne, Gap and Lands’ End—Tu Le now is the founder of the Madison Art House, which inspires kids’ artistic expression. Launched in 2015, this, design project weaves together Madison’s communities in a sustainable way, using locally donated and recycled materials in workshops around the city, including free workshops in neighborhoods where arts enrichment opportunities aren’t available. Le also has plans for an actual art house—a space that can host art events and a gallery.
This spring her Fashion Playground event partners kids from Goodman and Lussier community centers with fashion designers and professional stylists to create looks from reused materials. Their outfits debut at a fashion show at The Atrium, helping bring visibility to King Street revitalization efforts and showing kids varied opportunities for artists. Le’s aim is to make art and its expression equitable—a reminder that unleashing individual creativity breaks boundaries and showers vibrancy around us all.
See original feature here at Brava Magazine.
Our next Art project will be 3D mobile art forms turned into large ornaments and organically formed garlands! Just think Joan Miró meets winter in Wisconsin.
Monday, Nov 30, 3:00-4:00pm
Cost: $12 NEW ART CLASS PRICE! ($10 for siblings) **
Ronald McDonald House is located in Shorewood Hills:
2716 Marshall Ct, Madison, WI 53705
Class will be in the community room which in one level down.
Inspire . Create . Reuse
Take part in a global free Art Break Day! Friday, Sept 4, 2015, anytime 12-5pm, at Context Clothing, right off the Square!
What's the most important thing to do on Friday, Sept 4th? Take an art break! Knock off work early, grab your boss, grab your boss’s boss, or make a new friend (just think like a preschooler) with the person standing next to you and bring them along AND make some art for FREE! You ALL deserve an art break.
We'll see you at Context Clothing, 113 King Street, Friday, Sept 4, 2015, anytime 12-5pm.
We will be giving away a free art kit called, ART IN YOUR POCKET while supplies last!
ART BREAK DAY EVENT INFORMATION:
Art Break Day is a free art event that takes place annually on the first Friday in September. Art making stations “pop-up” around the globe and everyone is invited to sit down, take a break, and make art for FREE! Yes, it really is a worldwide movement and we're part of it!
Come join us Sunday!
Madison Art House will be hosting a free "Creation Station" art table for kids at the Monroe Street Farmers Market from 9:00am to 11:30am. This will be great time for parents to shop and socialize so look for us under one of the white tents with our logo. We hope to see some old friends and make some new ones too! We will have all the recycled art materials and art supplies ready for you to CREATE, be an ARTIST and have FUN!
More exciting workshops and events coming soon so click here to stay connected and get on our notification list!
My goal is to give my children lessons on how to use Adobe Illustrator to sketch, make patterns, fill in objects with color and the best part? The undo button! I just discovered Artpad and it is a simpler way to get started on using the Wacom drawing tablet with pen. Stay tuned to the results of my kids giving this new site (to us anyway) a go along with my pen tablet!
How will I turn this old cardboard jewelry box into an insect? Well, the kids showed us and we were impressed indeed! Without even realizing it the kids were being challenged to solve problems while participating in this particular art project. If there was a way to carve out a couple hours daily so kids can create art and just get messy wouldn't that be wonderful? Here is a great article from the Washington Post.
We love sharing photos of our kids creating art together. You will see the wonderful creativity that happens as kids touch and feel the materials around them. The kids no longer see the main material as just coffee filters or egg cartons but instead they envisioned a whole world of possibilities as they tinkered with their new re-creation! Create, Recycle, Inspire. This is our future!