Sunday, April 20, 2014

Dara Kane Collage Featured on ETSY

Etsy is an online community where you can buy and sell handmade goods, vintage items, and related supplies. I have a shop on Etsy where I sell my original collages. I have made a few sales over the years, but more importantly it has given me a forum to show my original collages. Night Out, one of my collages, is featured in two ETSY Treasuries. A Treasury is a collection of items that have been selected by a member on Etsy. The  items usually have something in common such as a theme, color, or texture. Every Treasury is unique. It is meaningful to me to that my artwork continues to be selected by my peers on Etsy.
Links to both Treasuries:
Lightness of Being
Spring Meditation

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Saturday, April 19, 2014

Celebrating Israel Independence Day at Temple Beth El

Friday, April 25, 2014 @7pm
Temple Beth El
220 South Bedford Road (RT. 117)
Chappaqua, NY 10514 
I will be returning to Temple Beth El in Chappaqua, NY to lead an evening of arts and crafts activites in honor of Israel Independence Day (Yom Ha'atzmaut), which begins on Monday May 5th. The children will be making an Israeli flag, a wreath with motifs related to Israel, and beading with blue and white beads. In addition, a craft table will be set up so children can create their own artwork to celebrate the holiday. 

I am available to lead an arts and crafts event for you or your organization. I can develop art activities that reflect the theme of your event. All activities are age appropriate and can be modified. Contact me for more information and rates.

Friday, April 4, 2014

Paper Plate Puppet

Rrrr-o-a-rrr! I had so much fun making this puppet out of a white paper plate, large craft stick, two pieces of colored construction paper, felt, and glue. I did not spend much time planning out my design. I used my scissors to create the curvy mane and the golden felt highlights. Leftover scraps of felt were used to  make fierce eyes. I attached my craft stick with a stapler to the plate. Then, I glued the lion's mouth on top of the staples so they are not noticeable.
I usually do not make samples of art projects, however, sometimes it is necessary. It can be helpful to have a visual aid when explaining an art project. It also gives students an idea of what my expectations are and motivates them to push themselves creatively. It is important to me that my students work hard, make an effort and complete their art projects to the best of their ability.