b. 1929, Stockholm Claes Oldenburg was born in 1929, in Stockholm. His father was a diplomat, and the family lived in the United States and Norway before settling in Chicago in 1936. Oldenburg studied literature and art history at Yale University, New Haven, from 1946 to 1950. He subsequently studied art under Paul Wieghardt at the Art Institute of Chicago from 1950 to 1954.
Before starting on a big project – practice. Print the pictures below and spend some time mastering the technique. First – tape your picture to a scratch board. Second – use a pen (not pencil – it’s too soft) and trace the entire image, including ALL the DETAILS, all white and grey areas (all value changes). More accurate is your tracing part – easier it will be to scratch. Press hard enough to leave indents on the board but without ripping the paper.
If you have an emerging reader in your house then this is a project for you! Both fun to make and fun to play with, these sentence sticks will be a hit with your little one! Things you’ll need: Jumbo Popsicle Sticks Acrylic paint Velcro strips Craft glue Permanent Marker