I am expanding my Free-Form Design Pinterest page to include ideas I hope to be inspired by this new school year. I have all the nature objects and will give them a new format to be enjoyed with help of these very creative pins.
2013 Summer Arts Program has come to a close with this last project. Look at our other cool Summer Arts Program curriculum on the many arts posts below. I have a BFA in Art Education and love using my love of creative arts with the children.
Another perfect project for toddlers and children who
cannot draw yet.
In a Styrofoam bowl add a good squirt of dish washing liquid soap, a big squirt of black tempera paint and some water. Mix.
The first thing I teach a very young child to draw is a circle. That is the universal first shape any child puts on paper. Demonstrate making a circle while they watch. I chant while they do it. "Round like a ball. Round like a wheel. Round like the sun."
If a very young child can do that we go on to the "sun". That is the second object a child can draw. Here we take these first impressions on paper to a finished art project.
The universal first drawing a child will do.
Next we add stripes inside the suns.
Then we add balls.
A thin wash of paint can be added over the crayon.