Friday, June 10, 2011

Marble Painting

I needed a quick project for my kindergarten students, so we did marble painting. I love this project for showing them Jackson Pollock, and they have a lot of fun rolling the marbles on the trays. I had them use plastic spoons to get the marbles transported to and from the paint and trays to try and limit the mess. I also told them to be careful not to tilt the tray too quickly or the marble will escape, leaving them responsible for cleaning the resulting trail of paint.

To see our gallery, click on Willow River's Artsonia link on the right.

Monday, June 6, 2011

Pour Paintings-Results

I'm sorry to disappoint, but I did not get any photos of the finished projects before I needed to send them home. Oh how the end of the year is coming quickly! As suspected, the paint did crack. I was sad, but the kids loved it! I sprayed some clear spray paint over them to try and keep them intact a bit. One kid started picking at his paint chips and discovered that it actually looks really cool underneath! The paint dyed the wood, leaving the same pattern on the wood without the depth of the paint. I'm thinking I'll buy some Acrylic for next year to try this with-that's what Holton Rower's paintings use.