Because I had so many sheets of paper it was fun to whip them away and get a new one out quickly so that they could keep on going, as they became much more absorbed in it than I expected.
Some lovely, clear shapes began to emerge and the colours remained fairly true (instead of turning a lovely shade of sludge!) because we were working fairly fast on each one.
And they looked beautiful with all of the paint layers showing through!
Some of the paint we used was pearlised acrylic and it added an iridescence and different quality.
It was PLENTY of fun! (but didn’t taste so great!)
Next morning I cut up a few of the sheets into large rounds and ovals, and cut some of the others into a range of regular and irregular shapes. Cakie set about making a collage, gluing the shapes onto one of the painted sheets using runny (PVA) glue and a brush.
And here is the stunning result! I washed another coat of PVA over most of the picture to seal it and keep the shapes in place. She found a stray button and added it too. Love it.
It really reminds me of the work of both Paul Klee and Wassily Kandinsky.
I gave Pop one of the rounds and some shapes of her own and she stuck them down in earnest, making her very own first ever self-portrait (not that she knew it!) You will see why in a moment.
- creativity and free expression
- practising techniques of printing/ layering/ painting/ collage/ portraiture
- experimenting with colour mixing
- naming and manipulating 2D shapes and using them to make pictures
- talking about how the picture makes you feel or what it makes you think of
- fine motor skills: holding and using small tools and developing muscle strength
THANK YOU to Maggy from Red Ted Art for tagging me and providing me with the above text/ information from her blog. I am tagging the following friendly bloggers! If you want to join in too PLEASE DO! Link up your portrait and Save the Children post below.
Jamie from Hands On: As We Grow
Jenny from Let The Children Play
Rachel from Quirkymomma
Rachele from Messy Kids
Catherine from Sun Hats and Wellie Boots
Rachelle from Tinkerlab
Melissa from The Chocolate Muffin Tree
Kate from An Amazing Child
Oh you are clever lady! I keep meaning to do “more” with “real art” – i.e. linking what we do with real artists out there. We have a number of great books that introduce art to children, so we really should do more!
Love all your upcycling and all your printing! Agree… if you work through lots of sheets of paper you are less like to end up with brown goo.
And the Self Portraits are awesome.
You very clever lady!
Thank you for supporting Save The Children!
These are fantastic and hugely inspiring! Thank you so much for taking part and passing it on! xxx
Melissa @ The Chocolate Muffin Tree says
Beautiful Post! I signed the petition! What a great cause!
rachelle | tinkerlab says
I love how you drew this project out over time, giving your children the opportunity to experience their work in its different states. The pearlized paint is gorgeous, and I think it would be a great addition to paint palettes that feel like they need some sprucing up. My daughter always loves it when we try new things, and this would go over really well with her. But the best part is that picture of Cakie with paint all over her face. Priceless!!
ಪುಟ್ಟಿಯ ಅಮ್ಮ/Putti Amma says
Beautiful artworks!! Love ur younger daughter’s photo, she looks so happy:))
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