In light of the current economy we wanted to offer a lower priced option for families who like to create. The Amate Cut Paper Kit is our first kit in a series of products labeled "Art Class" that will retail for under $20
Seattle, WA (PRWEB) September 21, 2010
Eye Can Art owners, Bridget Daly and Shannon Ninburg, are proud to announce the release of their newest art kit, Amate Cut Paper Kit. Like the other kits in their line, the Amate Cut Paper Kit teaches an authentic art technique with clear, illustrated instructions. It is packaged in an attractive, reusable paper can that features whimsical and colorful collage animals designed by artist, Sara Barnes.
Amate is the word for paper in the Native Otomi language. Otomi shamans combine pictures of animals, plants, and people to create beautiful symmetrical cutouts. In this kit, kids learn about symmetry, then create their own symmetrical cut paper designs using kraft paper. This kit contains everything needed to make 9 cut paper designs.
Co-owner, Ninburg explains, "In light of the current economy we wanted to offer a lower priced option for families who like to create. The Amate Cut Paper Kit is our first kit in a series of products labeled "Art Class" that will retail for under $20." This kit will retail for $19.
Eye Can Art is a small business based out of Seattle. Co-owners Daly and Ninburg, both artists and educators, believe that kids and adults deserve a creative outlet at home that sparks enthusiasm for art. All Eye Can Art Kits teach real art concepts and techniques such as line, shape and value. The kits are safe, easy to use, and provide a meaningful and imaginative project that can be shared with friends and family, or done solo.
With the release of the Amate Cut Paper Kit, the Eye Can Art line consists of five kits, four of which have won prestigious toy awards. The kits are appropriate for ages 4 to 94 (ages 4-8 with an adult). They include the Printmaking Kit ($25), the Wax Drawing (encaustic) Kit ($25), the Sumi-e (Japanese Brush) Painting Kit ($24), and the Book in a Box Kit ($24). A second kit in the new “Art Class” series is scheduled for release in mid October.
Eye Can Art kits are made in the USA and assembled by Northwest Center, a community non-profit that employs the disabled. These all-inclusive art kits can now be purchased at over 100 stores and museum shops locally and nationally. The kits are also available online at http://www.eyecanart.com.
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