If you know me in the real life world, you know that I have like 4 jobs... I'm not even kidding guys. All of these gigs serve a different purpose and fuel my life in their own way... one of my more favorited jobs is the teaching job I have at the Tampa Museum of Art. I teach an all ages art class about once or twice a month called Art Spot (the class is free to the public and offered every Saturday from 11am - 2pm).
Each week, myself and the other teachers create a project based on the current or upcoming exhibits at the museum so that kids of all ages can create something unique and hopefully find something in the exhibits that inspires them to make more art at home.
This past weekend, we did a DIY Scratch Board project inspired by the work of Donald Saff, an artist currently on view in the Made in Tampa exhibit.
how to make a scratch "board"
Our scratch art
So, how did we do? Based on what we had on hand, we had to make a few substitutions but overall the project was a blast. Parents loved it and many remembered also making these art projects back in the day. Oil pastels and paint are messy, so obviously the kids were REALLY into it! If you do this one at home, wear junky clothes or an apron to keep your OshKosh's looking fresh.
Come to Art Spot
Art Spot happens every Saturday from 11am - 2pm at the Tampa Museum of Art
120 W Gasparilla Plaza,
Tampa, FL 33602