If you're a tween and you've found 12:34, you're looking for something a little different than what many kid craft sites have to offer; toilet paper roll crafts might not seem as cool as they once did and perhaps you're looking to try your hand at something with a little more style. At 12:34, we hope to bridge the gap between projects for little kids and projects geared towards teenagers and adults. We try our hand at art, crafting, stamping - if we think it's cool - we'll try it. Thanks for dropping by! N&K

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Project: Character Study

A summer project that has begun in the little green house is filling an entire art journal with fairy tale, nursery rhyme and other favorite characters from books and poems we have enjoyed. We love drawing faces and this is a fun way to turn that love into a fun summer assignment.

The fun thing about faces, especially for a tween girl, is coloring them. It's like doing oodles of makeovers but instead of makeup you get to use paint, crayons, pencils and markers. It's surprising how similiar they are! I wisp of paint under an eye takes the same technique and skill that is required for applying eyeliner under a real eye!

If your passion isn't drawing faces...a project like this could also be drawing a book of flowers, doing a daily still life sketch, painting with a different color of paint on each page, or even turning a scribble into a colorful abstract. The point is to do something you love and study all the ways that you can explore that topic or technique.

Try to keep your workbook/journal under 30 pages long and get going!

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