Art Playgroup: PrintingPosted: February 8, 2012 | Author: Jena | Filed under: Artsy Fartsy, Community, Experimentation, Jena's work, Paint, Printing, Recycling, sensory, Small Motor Skill, Working Together | 2 Comments »
My MOMS Club friend and I are organizing a playgroup focused on art that meets once a month.
Yesterday, 11 adults and 14 kids gathered to get messy and creative with printing.
I have 3 low tables set up, covered in paper and fun tools for making a mark.
The first table is set up with blocks of wood, each with a different texture glued to the surface, stamp pads made using a plate, a wet sponge and paint. The kids invent other uses for the these painty sponges after exploring the printing possibilities. I find our Friend C alone at the table after all the other kids have moved on, squeezing the water and paint onto her own little piece of paper.
The second table is set up with traditional stamp pads and stamps of varying shapes made from my collection of Beautiful Stuff.
The third table is set up with cards for scraping, rolling pins and cars for rolling. For my boys, this was the favorite. I squirt big blobs of paint on the paper’s surface. They run around the table with the cars, scrape painty roads with the old gift cards and spread paint with their hands, blending colors and ripping the paper. I patch the holes with more paper and packing tape.
This is a close up of one of the areas at the scraping, rolling and driving table.
Overall, I think the art playgroup was a success. The project worked for all ages, the kids were able to explore an art material and we hope to do it again.