December is here so I’d like to reflect back on 2013 and share some innovative art ideas that came from YOU and never made it into a blog post. The above photo is Printmaking with BioColor® on painted spaghetti, and other innovations follow. I hope you are inspired to try some of these soon.
Leaf Punching with Giant Paper Punches
Color Spray Mural Team Building (click here for lesson plan) Staff Development Team Building at Pressman Academy.
Toddler Messy Art with Colorations® Simply Washable Tempera.
Community Paint Run by Ugly Dog Events using Colorations® Powdered Tempera.
Painted Pinecone Mobile with Stringing Straw Beads on a branch.
3-Dimensional Pot with Colorations® Super Lightweight Air-Dry Putty
Air-Dry Clay Impressions with fresh flowers
Collaborative Quilt from the recent NAEYC Conference in Washington, D.C., using Classroom Canvas Quilt squares
I'm very grateful for the opportunity to write this blog, it’s always fun to be on the lookout for innovative art ideas. My thanks go out to Discount School Supply® for having the vision to start this blog five years ago. Their intention was to have me collect and share ideas on how to use Colorations® products with continuous innovation, and I work hard to live up to the task. More importantly, my thanks go out to you, the parents, teachers and early childhood program directors who read my monthly posts. Without you there would be no Arts & Creativity community. I love that you join me in sharing your own ideas and spreading the word about the value of art in education. Thank you.
PS – Special thanks to Monica Marshall and Kathy Walker from College of the Canyons CDC, the always innovative Danielle Monroy of Creative Care for Children and the awesome Mona and other ECE staff of Pressman Academy.
Materials Used: BioColor® Paint, 16 oz - set of 13 (BIOSET) Giant Paper Punches - set of 8 (BIGPUNCH) Colorations® Liquid Watercolor™ Paints, 8 oz - set of 18 (LW18) E-Z Pull Extra Large Clear Trigger Sprayers, 12 oz - set of 6 (TSBOT) Cooperative Mural Art Material - 4' x 10' (LWMAT) Colorations® Simply Washable Tempera, 16 oz - set of 11 (SWT16) Colorations® Powder Tempera Paint, 16 oz - set of 10 (CPTSET) Colorations® Liquid Watercolor™Lovely Paper Leaves - set of 72 (LEAFSET) Best Value Bead Bucket (BDBKT) Fabulous Fabric Flowers - 200 pieces (VIOLET) Stringing Straw Beads - 1 lb (STRS) Pipe Cleaner Classroom Pack - 250 pieces (PCPACK) Assorted Grandma's Buttons (PTBTN) Colorations® Super Lightweight Air-Dry Putty (CPUTTY) Air-Dry Clay - 25 lbs (AIRDRY) Classroom Canvas Quilt - 12 pieces (CLASQLT) Classroom Picture Quilt - 12 pieces (CLASPIC)
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