Learning about Abstract Art with a 3D Pen

My daughter LOVES art - she would spend all day drawing or painting if she could. I, on the other hand, am not very artsy and don't really like the mess. But, knowing how much my daughter thrives on anything art related we make time to add it to our schedule. And now that she's getting older, we've begun expanding our art horizons with some cool projects and tools. Our latest find is the AtmosFlare 3D Pen - a must for crafty kids (and budget-conscious moms)! It's the perfect tool for learning about abstract art - and creating your own abstract sculptures.

Learn about abstract art and create your own with a cool 3D Pen. Take a look at how we use the AtmosFlare 3D Pen to learn about abstract art.

Disclaimer: I received a free AtmosFlare 3D pen in exchange for an honest review. I was compensated for my time spent using the product and writing this post. I was not required to write a positive review. All opinions expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the FTC Regulations.

Abstract Art

I don't know much about famous paintings or how to critique artwork, even less when it's abstract art, but I'm learning! Instead of everyday images and people, abstract art focuses on evoking emotion through shapes, forms, colors, and textures.

The best way to start is by learning about the artists. Some artists to study:

  • Wassily Kandinsky
  • Jackson Pollock
  • Piet Mondrian
  • Paul Klee
  • Pablo Picasso

Read about them, study their art, and then dive in and create your own abstract art. Of course, you can create some great abstract art with markers, pens, or paint, but you can also create abstract sculptures. But instead of modeling clay, try something new - a 3D drawing pen.

Learn about abstract art and create your own with a cool 3D Pen. Take a look at how we use the AtmosFlare 3D Pen to learn about abstract art.

Abstract Art with a 3D Pen

The best way to learn more about abstract art is to create your own - either by drawing, painting, or sculpting. A 3D pen is a perfect tool for abstract creations. We've been using the AtmosFlare 3D Drawing Pen to create our own abstract sculptures. It's the perfect tool for kids who want to do art projects in a new way - it's very fun!

Why AtmosFlare? We have no prior experience with 3D pens and the AtmosFlare 3D pen was perfect for us. It's easy to use, even for kids, with just a simple switch from one color ink to another.

The 3D pen is simple to put together - just follow the included instructions for inserting the battery and ink cartridges and you'll be on your way to creating your own 3D abstract art creations in no time! One quick tip - make sure you slide the tab to hold the cartridge in place otherwise it will be more difficult to use.

Learn about abstract art and create your own with a cool 3D Pen. Take a look at how we use the AtmosFlare 3D Pen to learn about abstract art.

You'll also want to grab some extra ink cartridges - they have 12 different colors, so your kids will have lots of fun with their colorful creations.

I suggest starting with drawing on a flat surface so you can get used to holding the pen and drawing with it. Once you feel more confident in your abilities, start drawing in 3D!

Learn about abstract art and create your own with a cool 3D Pen. Take a look at how we use the AtmosFlare 3D Pen to learn about abstract art.

All you need to do is create a base on a flat surface (we find it's best to do this step with the light off). When you've finished drawing the base, use the light to cure the ink before going 3D. Start out slowly, giving the ink time to cure as you draw. If you find that the ink clumps around the tip, draw with the light off before curing with the light. The included cartridge tip can also be used to clear out any dried bits of ink. Check out our quick video below for creating your own 3D art. {This was my husband's very first time using a 3D pen - so they are easy to use!}

 

The AtmosFlare 3D Drawing Pen includes:

  • Drawing pen
  • 2 ink cartridges
  • Instructional pages
  • 1 AA battery
  • 1 cap
  • 4 ink tips

Tips for using a 3D Pen

There's a bit of a learning curve with a 3D pen, so save some time and extra expense by following these tips:

  • Use a drawing surface like waxed paper with black construction paper underneath.
  • Create a simple base first (square or circle) for your 3D sculpture.
  • Create your base with the light turned off then turn on the light to cure the ink.
  • Practice with some pencil drawings first to get used to drawing.
  • Take your time - if you are curing your ink as you draw, go slowly, giving it time to harden.

You can find videos with more tips at the AtmosFlare website.

Learn about abstract art and create your own with a cool 3D Pen. Take a look at how we use the AtmosFlare 3D Pen to learn about abstract art.

Have you studied abstract art with your kids?

Abstract art is a fun artistic expression for kids to learn about and use. Try some abstract art with a 3D pen!

Order your own 3D pen ($29.99) from AtmosFlare (also available at Toys "R" Us and Best Buy), and don't forget to grab some extra ink cartridges ($5.99 each). You can also find AtmosFlare on:

Tonia L

Hey! I'm the owner of Happy Homeschool Nest - a website devoted to helping homeschool moms balance the needs of homeschooling with managing a healthy and happy home.