Thursday, August 16, 2012
Joan Shackford Demo's The Art Of The Potato Masher At FVAC
I was so excited yesterday to visit a children's summer program class at The Farmington Valley Arts Center, Avon, CT and find the instructor Joan Shackford teaching her students how to print with old kitchen tools including whisks, potato mashers, handled sponges and more.
Printing With Vintage Potato Mashers
As the kitschy collector who loves vintage kitchen utensils, I adored the retro potato mashers. My, my I had no idea that they made so many different kinds of potato mashers and that each one was capable of creating a unique pattern when dipped in acrylic paint.
Old Kitchen Whisks Make Cool Designs
Thrifty Kitschy Art
I have visited many of Joan's classes and she really is the master of kitchen art. There is nothing that Joan doesn't recycle for art projects. You'd be amazed at how thrifty and kitschy Joan's projects are!
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