Art Enrichment Is Off To A Splashing Good Time

This week kicked off our after school Art Enrichment classes.  This month’s theme has us splashing about.  We are learning all about the properties of watercolor.  Our goal is to push beyond the small paintbrush and watercolor set and exploring the possibilities of the media.  Our question for the month is “What would happen if……”

We started this exploration in a frenzy.  Tots used spray bottles, eye droppers, sponges, squirt bottles and more to create our drip paintings.  We discussed what happened when the colors met and dripped together, we got new colors!  We tested the difference in the marks from dripping from the top of the paper and squishing straight into the middle.  Does more or less paint create the effect you wanted?  Which tool creates your favorite effect?

Our paintings are drying but will be posted soon.  In the meantime take a look into our Backyard Artists’ Studio.  You get an exclusive look at the artists in action.  It was fun to watch our artists start their paintings in a slow timid manner, then emerge in full force expression.

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