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Picturing the Wind

Wind is invisible--but can you make it blow across the page so that other people see and feel it? Let's make some collage art together and I'll show you how!

Ruth Goring

45 Minute Program

 

$150


Ruth Goring's innovative mosaic and collage art in Picturing God has delighted many parents and children. Now kids can learn some fun and easy ways to make their own collages that draw viewers' eyes across a surface with "windy" effects. With Ruth's warm encouragement and coaching, they will make a piece of unique, colorful three-dimensional art to keep or give away.

Publishers Weekly says about Picturing God: "Goring's creative, brightly hued collage work uses unexpected materials, such as iridescent shells, dried brush, sea glass, and fairy lights." The Twin Cities Pioneer Press says: "With poetic text and intriguing, handcrafted mixed-media collages and mosaics, this is a most inventive blend of images and words. Goring incorporates rocks, paper cutouts, tiles, string and fragments of unidentified things . . ."

Ruth will adapt her presentation to each audience's age range. Optimal audience size is 2-6 kids.

Suggested materials and tools:

Cardboard, paperboard, plywood, or canvas surface (any color)
Elmer's glue
Age-appropriate scissors
Small pieces of fabric
Twigs, string or yarn, shells, gravel, ribbon, bottle caps
Pipe cleaners (or wire) and wire cutters
Brightly colored ceramic tile and hammer to break it with (kids who want to do this will be instructed on how to do so safely)

About the Author

Ruth Goring writes and illustrates books for kids focused on social justice, Christian faith formation, and just plain fun. She lives in Chicago but grew up in Colombia, so she's fluent in Spanish. Ruth loves making art with children and listening to their stories and questions.

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