We finally completed the slideshow of our first action painting! The children each took a turn to try out their action techniques on a canvas we created for our classroom. The video shows each child engaged in their action painting. We hope you enjoy seeing the children joyfully engaged in their work!
The paint and canvas arrived!! Then we had several rainy days in a row and the kids were so anxious to paint that we could tell they were disappointed with each rainy day that passed. On Thursday, the sun was shining and the first child to arrive that day burst through the door and asked, "Are we action painting today??"
After lunch, we spread plastic covers on the grass and laid out each child's canvas. We created two tables of paints for the children to choose from: neon colors, or primary and secondary colors. Each child was allowed to select their paints, one at a time, and in any order or quantity that they chose.
The results were amazing!! Most of the children worked on their paintings for more than 20 minutes. Some children painted for nearly an hour straight! The children were focused and excited about their work and we were delighted to see their creativity.
We will post the photos of the completed paintings soon! Until then, enjoy a few "action" shots!
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Today we completed our last project before the big paint next week! We swirled enamel paint on top of water to create amazing patterns that are very abstract. The kids had lots to say about the colors and patterns that appeared before their eyes!
Our materials are ordered and we can't wait to get splattering! In the meantime, we have a few more lessons to complete to get ready for the big day!
Today we made small Pollock-inspired paintings using 8x10 foam core and puff paint. The children each had turns squeezing the paint onto their "canvas" using squiggles, shakes, blobs, and more. As I observed each child, I was amazed at the deliberate choices they made. I provided 10 different colors of paint and each child took time in making their choices. Some children returned to the same color again and again, while other children sampled all of the choices. Another interesting observation that I made today was that the children's experience is very personal and purposeful. They all involved themselves deeply with the process and made definite and careful choices. Even though the art was not representational, their moves and intentions were careful and controlled. Each canvas today has a story and a personality that is unique as each of the students that created them.
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