ART SCOUT is at the three weeks vacation creative art classes for the children from the Abeokuta metropolis. A project by Gateway Arts Society supported by ART SCOUT, tagged PLAY and PAINT was created to engage the little kids in creative arts. Olusegun Adeniyi and Adeoye daCosta of ART SCOUT were there to turn the play time of these young ones into creative engagement filled with fun and artistic rendering. No other activity could beat the true joy, fun and creativity this platform offered these kids. It was exhilarating; see more images on the link below:
Adire textile material adorned with hand printed African designs is considered to be a priceless piece of art. The hand printed design with Adire background is a viable work of art that preserve and promote our cultural heritage and art.
Textile making is a branch of the applied art that has to do with utility, but this particular art piece could adorn the wall of our home just like the paintings, serving just aesthetics purpose. The process entails dyeing the fabric first to add a colourful background then it is embellished with the hand printed designs.
Mesh and the chemicals, sensitizers and bicomate, Fabric (Adire fabric or white fabric to be dyed), Colour (Opaque ink or textile ink), Squeegee, Black permanent marker and pencil and Engine oil
STEP 1: Prepare your background in a dye solution, by dipping the fabric. You allow it to dry before proceeding to printing.
STEP 2: Make your design on a typing paper, like the A4 sheet using pencil. Then trace it out with a black permanent marker or black ink.
STEP 3: Apply engine oil on the paper and rob it with foam until you can see through (a transparent effect)
STEP 4: Prepare your mesh with the sensitizers and bicomate in a dark room. You wait until it is dried and transfer the design on it through the heat transfer from the Sun, and then wash it in a bowl of water after 2 minutes.
STEP 5: You do the printing by placing the mesh on the fabric, pour the colour inside the mesh and spread with squeegee.
STEP 6: You repeated this process until you cover your intended covering spaces.
MODEL:The students of Badagry Junior Grammar School, Badagry, Lagos, Nigeria.
The story of Maweupego Oludayo Esther, Hodunu inspires innovation and creativity. She produces her own material, wax colours similar to crayons to produce her body of works. It is a unique lesson of
improvisation. Kids, there is so much to learn from this, you too can make your own materials.Get creative!
In the studio is Bowofoluwa Fahuwa and her dad working with oil colour medium to paint a butterfly on a canvas. God has given each child talent to explore either in Visual art, Music or Drama. Meanwhile these kids need a mentor and a conducive environment to help nurture their intrinsic talents. Showcasing the beautiful Butterfly as painted by Bowo Fahuwa on this web page, I believe will propel and inspire other kids to explore their talent in Visual Art.