Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Pour Paintings

One of my fifth grades tried Holton Rower's Pour Paintings today. I'm hoping that they will dry ok. I'm a little nervous that they will crack a lot, but it's all about the process, right?! We did our mini-using small wooden cubes and some makeup containers that were donated. Students hot glued them together and put them on a plate covered with foil so I'll be able to remove the plate later. I loved how amazed they were by the video. Then I heard a lot of "that's so easy!" I reminded them to pour consistently and as close to the middle as they could. They definately figured out it is not as easy as it looks!













8 comments:

Phyl said...

Fabulous! What kind of paint did you use? Did you have to water it down for a good pourable consistency? I saw the video and couldn't imagine how to translate it to something I could do with kids, but you've made it look easy.

About the cracking possibility - depending on what kind of paint it is, perhaps it could be mixed with either Elmer's glue or ModPodge or something to make it dry hard?

Jodi said...

Oh, Phyl, that's a great idea. I'm at a different school today, and have a personal day tomorrow, so I'll check on the cracking on Friday and update everyone. I used Tempera because that's all I have. I didn't water it down at all-it's the School Speciality brand. We used a LOT of paint, but it's the end of the year so who cares?!

Lauren Newman said...

These are amazing! I saw the Holton Rower video online and wondered how I could do this with kids. What a great idea! Please do keep us updated, so we can all have little Holton Rowers of our own :-) Thanks for sharing!

Jodibobo said...

My kiddos love that video of Holton Rower. Let us know how it turns out, they look great so far!

Hannah- Art.Paper.Scissors.Glue! said...

That is sooo cool! I just watched the video... sometimes when I see lessons out there I say, how simple! why didn't I think of that?! Thank goodness for great bloggers! I'm afraid next year my whole year will be filled with lessons I am going to end up "stealing" just because there's so many great ideas I need to try! Thanks : )

Pat said...

Jodi these are genious! I would definitely add some kind of a binder like glue or acrylic medium. I hope you will post some photos of the dried, finished projects.

Loretta said...

I tried acrylic over a cut up plastic cup. Still a bit of cracking. I'm thinking some cardboard made into cubes so we can recycle more. Although someone mentioned house paint cracks, I'm still going to try it because it would be less expensive than acrylic. Maybe can tie into science-land formations.
Loretta

Michele said...

So glad I found this! I saw that Holton video and thought what a great collaboarative project, but I love the idea of the kids having their own mini version! How did the tempera work out? I have a lot of it and never use it. Where did you get the bottles? Thanks!