Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Doug Hoekzema: Understanding Platonic Patterns

KIDSART 2011

Tolerance and Understanding In Our World.


UNDERSTANDING PLATONIC PATTERNS

Stencils, Patterns and Painting.

A Work Shop By Douglas Hoekzema

Saturday, August 13TH, 2011

Our third camp this summer was taught by painter, sculptor, and designer Douglas Hoekzema. It was an exciting adventure in better understanding “Platonic Patterns” through the act of repeatedly painting shapes, using hand made stencils the kids cut out themselves!!! Mr. Hoekzema methodically explained the seemingly simple task of stencil making with construction paper! a lot more complicated that it looks!!! Snow flakes came up a few times... and then it dawned on us... many of the kids and adults in the room have never even seen snowflakes before... and so, the Kids quickly rose to the occasion! Flowers, crystals... zebra stripes... rows of houses... the list ran on and on!

Painter, sculptor, and designer Douglas Hoekzema... A lot more complicated that it looks!!!

Understanding “Platonic Patterns”

Hand made stencils the kids cut out themselves!!!

After a while of cutting out their simple yet complex stencils... we moved on to the PAINT department of the workshop!!! YEAH PAINTING!!! Mr. Hoekzema demonstrated the art of painting with acrylic paints while using a sponge and stencil method...

Nina and Kamilla folding paper together.

Daisy and the rest of the gang... cutting out their simple yet complex stencils!


Galt and Luka quickly rise to the occasion! A job well done boys!


Lara... Snow flakes?!?!


Azziji and Torance tell us that patterns are every where!


Project Manager Sinisa Kukec holds up a row of houses...

Chloe and Juliet working together and sharing ideas! Wonderful!


The very talented Luka, better understanding “Platonic Patterns”.


Shortly after the demo the children kept themselves busy creating individual studies of complex patterns through the act of repetition, while they patiently waited their turn to explore the clandestine world of spray painting (aka GRAFFITI)...


Lucas and Doug, together understanding the positives of spray painting!


Mateo and Doug working together!


The latter course of the workshop each child had the opportunity to work with the artist individually on a very large stretched canvas , to be finished by Mr. Hoekzema. The large art work will be on display at the KIDSART 2011 SUMMER CAMP exhibition at Legal Arts this coming September. Douglas Hoekzema and his large scale surface allowed the children to have a positive understanding of spray painting aka graffiti with out the negative consequences.


Jacqueline and Alba preparing sponges!

Thank you to all our wonderful assistance, Alba Arevalo, Cooper Underwood, Emily Vogel and Jacqueline Falcone, you are all so amazing... you really did an amazing job during this busy workshop!

Juliet... exploring the clandestine world of spray painting (aka GRAFFITI)... too cute!

Kamilla! YEAH SPRAY PAINTING!!!


The latter course of the workshop each child had the opportunity to work with the artist individually on a very large stretched canvas , to be finished by Mr. Hoekzema. The large art work will be on display at the KIDSART 2011 SUMMER CAMP exhibition at Legal Arts this coming September. Douglas Hoekzema and his large scale surface allowed the children to have a positive understanding of spray painting aka graffiti with out the negative consequences. Most important of all... we thank Doug Hoekzema for taking this wonderful opportunity to collaborate with the community's next generation!


Galt a well seasoned pro at the art of spray painting!!!


Doug and Latron working together on the large art work that will be on display at the KIDSART 2011 SUMMER CAMP exhibition at Legal Arts this coming September.


Thank you GASTROPOD!!! Chef Jeremiah and Carla!!! for your gracious donation!!! The Children and our crew loved your amazing food!!! Thank you! From all of us Sincerely

Azziji really loved the food! WHAT SMELLS SO GOOD!!! Thank you GASTROPOD!!! Chef Jeremiah and Carla!!! What a great day!!!


Thank you GASTROPOD, Chef Jeremiah and Carla (Mrs Jeremiah)!!! The Children and our crew loved your amazing food!!! Thank you! From all of us Sincerely !


Thank you to Art Studio Miami for graciously lending us their wonderful space to weeks in a row!!! Thank you Rachel!!!

Please check out their website; http://www.artstudiomiami.org/


Thank you Tommy Nolan of Utrecht Art Supplies... your advice and assistance is priceless! Please buy your Art Supplies from Tom! http://www.utrechtart.com/


Thank you BEN! GREAT JOB! All photos by Benjamin Thacker

www.thrubenslens.com


Thank you to all of our wonderful Assistants !!! You are all made of stars!!!

Alba Arevalo

Cooper Underwood

Emily Vogel

Jacqueline Falcone



Alexandra Rangel has been working hard in Croatia... and the art camps in Croatia are running smoothly, Thanks to Alex and all the amazing staff and volunteers at Suncokret... and lets not forget the artists and the kids!!! Thank you ALL!!! Please check the website www.artoconecto.org. Your support for this project is tremendously appreciated. Please visit the link below, of our collaborators in Croatia; Suncokret - Centre for Community Development. Laku noć!

http://www.suncokret-gvozd.hr/engleski/about_us.html


See you all Saturday, August 20th 2011 for


Understanding as a common goal;

Paint as "Object"

By Pachi Giustinian


LegalArt

1035 N Miami Avenue

Suite 200

Miami, FL 33136


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