Whitepine Studios marks the 51st anniversary of Earth Day. Our Creative Director Kaili, was raised in the mountains of Utah and gained an early appreciation for wildlife and natural habitats. In her senior year of college her final project and thesis focused on de-extinction, the process of generating species that resemble extinct animals. She spent several months painting three 7 foot by 7 foot oil paintings. The triptych lays out a compelling visual narrative that returns us back to a place in the past where mammoths freely roamed in pristine landscapes, to present day zoos that seek to reproduce endangered species in captive unnatural environments, to her view of a future dystopian landscape resulting from limited conservation resources being redirected to an unpredictable, unproven science. It is primarily painted in the style of realism but employs elements of fantasy and symbolism. She used a variety of tools which allowed her to create interesting textures. Her intention was to inspire individuals to become engaged conservation stakeholders and to help save precious wildlife before they become extinct. What will you do to make our world a healthier, cleaner, happier place to live for future generations to come?
Leonardo da Vinci was born on April 15, 1452 in Italy. He was a painter, sculptor, architect and inventor remembered as one of the most famous men of the Renaissance. The fresco of the Last Supper in the monastery of the Santa Maria delle Grazie in Milan, and the Mona Lisa in the Louvre Museum in Paris, are two of his most famous works. He left behind several notebooks that include sketches of his inventions. Many of his designs later influenced future inventions: parachutes, helicopters, diving equipment, airplanes, army tanks and much more. He had a scientific mind and his inventions were centuries before their time. He studied human anatomy and his illustrations are astoundingly accurate. He was truly a “Renaissance man”. Da Vinci died at the age of 67 on May 2, 1519. Today we celebrate his birthday and his contributions to art, science and technology.
Do you want your child’s friends to have fun and create lasting memories? No need for planned activities and games; consider incorporating a fun art activity into their birthday party. We have many projects to choose from or we can design a custom activity to match the theme of your party or your child’s interests. Creating art provides children with opportunities to express themselves in new ways. Every child will have a work of art they can be proud to display. Below is one of the many projects to choose from. It is an interactive Koi fish watercolor collage. The painted Koi fish can be moved along the ocean waves. They will add lily pads to finish the piece.
Everyone from Whitepine Studios sends you a warm springtime hello and wishes for a happy Easter! We invite you to download the Easter coloring page created by Kaili our Creative Director.
Today, Whitepine Studios participated in the Saline Recreation Center’s Easter celebration. After children enjoyed searching for Easter eggs in the woods, they visited the many businesses set up along the Hippity Hop Bunny Trail. They were treated to Easter chocolates, coloring pages and trinkets. The weather was windy and cold but the turnout was awesome. Visit our Facebook Page and download a free Easter coloring page.