Another Food Art project for my K-2 After School Enrichment students was inspired by Ida Frosk’s The Art Toast Project and her interpretation of Picasso’s cubism. I love how the kids used the ingredients to make their own cubist portraits of a woman.
butter or cream cheese
roasted red pepper
lettuce or parsley
black licorice string
Discuss Picasso and cubism.
Using butter and/or cream cheese as “glue,” create a cubist portrait.
One of the After School Enrichment classes for K-2 that I taught focused on food: a combination of easy recipes and “food art” inspired by blogger, Ida Frosk. I became enamored of “The Art Toast Project” which consisted of “edible remakes of major works by famous artists, using a piece of toast as the canvas. The idea was based on the literal interpretation of ‘food art’ and the desire to make art more accessible.” Frosk said the main purpose of the project was “spreading the love of art.”Another cool source of inspiration is Laleh Mohmedi as seen on My Modern Met.
Though my students made dessert versions of “Mondrian Inspired Food Art,” healthier versions can be constructed. Use your imagination to include whatever combination of sweet, salty and healthy ingredients you want. Rather than making these “pictures” on toast, my kids spread icing on wax paper, but toast would give the food art a natural border.
Happy creating, hon!
Mondrian Inspired Food Art
white icing (or cream cheese)
Life cereal (Chex cereal, graham crackers, small crackers)
Starburst (colorful sliced carrots or peppers cut into squares)
Air Heads Extremes (string cheese, linguini noodles cooked, celery, cucumbers or zucchini sliced into thin strips, pretzels)
sour candy belts (peppers, tomatoes, or strawberries cut into squares or rectangles)