Outdoor Painting

It was a balmy 12 degrees yesterday morning so we decided to take the art outdoors for yesterday’s Creative Art Play class!

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I set up two painting stations which the children were excited to try and let loose on.

On the deck I set out a couple box lids with paper and bright neon tempera paint with   marbles and cars so children could explore with rolling the paint around to create interesting lines and textures.

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The fence acted as a great backdrop to set up our canvas and paper and there was a variety of unique materials on hand to dip into the paint and make our mark!  Balloons, fly swatters, spatulas, sticks, leaves, rollers, sponges and a even a plunger were our tools for moving paint around and the children had no lack of imagination in putting them to good use!

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Our grass even got a good dose of color – some lovely neon circles decorated our yard!

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Chalk Drawing Explorations

 

At a recent Creative Art Play class we decided to play around with a few colors of chalk, black paper and water.  The explorations started with questions about what to do but soon, children were off and running with many, many ideas.

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The simple joy of creating marks on black paper left all of the children pretty impressed and excited to rub and scribble over the whole sheet.  Then… the water. First a dip, then a pour and some pretty loud ‘oooohs and ahhhhs’.

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There was some trading of colored chalk and dripping of wet chalk paint onto the trays creating some neat designs.

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A fantastic example creative exploration and discovery at its best!