Using DIY Kits With Kids By Guest Artist Mary Bosley

Hi there! My name is Mary Beggs Bosley and I am excited to be a guest artist today! In this blog, I am going to share how I use the Gelli Arts® DIY Kits in my art classes with children. 

Since we live in the dry climate of the southwest, my students are very familiar with cacti and it was fun to create art inspired by this plant.

My students created their cactus gardens in 3 steps: pots, cactus and backgrounds. After making their prints for each, they traced their pot and cactus shapes from the offered images that I printed on heavy weight cardstock. These were arranged and glued on their backgrounds.

The Flamingos and llamas were also very popular among my students.
They enjoyed creating different colored and textured creatures using the
punchinella and bubble wrap included in the DIY Kits. Once again, I
copied the included templates on heavy cardstock for them to trace. Some
children chose to add extra details using black and colored gel pens. 

As you can see, our DIY Kits are perfect for kids.  They are fast, fun and easy to use! Everything is included in these kits to start printmaking and get your creativity going. 

Now… you can save 20% off any of our DIY kits with the code: DIY20

About Mary:

I graduated from the Savannah
College of Art and Design with a BFA in Graphic Design. I spent my early career
working in advertising, as well as a commissioned charcoal portrait artist.
After having my two children, I started teaching private children’s art
classes. I have taught art for the past ten years and have been featured in
Arts and Activities Magazine and as a project contributor for the Sharpie Art
Workshop for Kids. Last year I self-published my children’s book,
“Somewhere Right Now.” Many of the mixed media illustrations featured
in the book were created using my Gelli Arts® plate. I love creating layered
collages using gel printing combined with paint, pens and markers.  

Here are my social media accounts:

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Thank you Mary for sharing your talents with us all!

2 thoughts on “Using DIY Kits With Kids By Guest Artist Mary Bosley”

  1. Oh my goodness! These are precious! What a truly amazing project! This would be great for any age group. But seeing the kids enjoy art is a treasure. Great idea, thanks for sharing.

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