Children discover what happens when paint drips over a 3-D form. Pouring one color at a time, children see the effect of layering colors.
Designate a space that would allow students to explore with paints… this might get messy, use smocks! Model this as a small group before placing in a self-guided area.
- Invite students to choose a figurine (ex: recycled items).
- Have the young artists place figurines in a tray.
- Provide students with small cups of paint (thick tempura paint will adhere to the form best).
- Encourage students to pour the paint over the figurines one color at a time
- Ask questions to guide their exploration and to encourage creative thought and vocabulary.
- What shapes do the paints make?
- What happens when the colors overlap?
- Where do you see colors swirling?
- How can you tell which color was poured first? Last?
- How is your art the same as/different than the art of another student?
TIP: Use small paper cups for this exploration. Young artists will enjoy dripping the paint and using these small cups will keep it manageable for you!