One day, while digging through my garage, I found some art canvas. Instead of holding onto it until I got around to filling it up, I decided it was time to allow the kids to create some permanent artwork. Inspired by some fork-scrape painting over at The Imagination Tree I gave the kids various items to use in their creation.
Michael began by choosing his colors and squeezing a little onto the canvas. Oh, and that "black eye" was face paint his sister had applied.
Valspar Paint had sent me a free sample which included this great roller (click the link for your free sample kit)!
Michael liked the design the dough cutter left when he rolled it through the paint.
Then he tried scraping the paint with an old card.
And stamping with a cork.
Of course, we had to try a fork. Michael chose to dab with it rather then scrap.
A plain, ol' brush was the last tool used.
He decided to add a bit of sparkle before the paint dried.
A process art masterpiece!
My daughter chose a different approach.
Her painting continues to be a work in progress...
Art is not craft. Art is about expression and exploration: exploring color, exploring media, and exploring application techniques. How have your children explored art recently? I'd love to hear about it!