Last night was my final ArtEscape program at my local library. I love the above photo! That table was hard at work but laughing and sharing their discoveries. All the kids do this. There is a easy joy in their artmaking.
Last night I read When Pigasso Met Mootise which was a huge hit. As the kids were coming into the room, I was showing them Picasso's and Matisse's artwork and there was a lot of talk about lines and shapes: organic and geometric.
Oh! We had fun. Laying on the crayons, thick and fast. The wetting papers and laying on Spectra Art Tissue (see video below) and letting the colors bleed (ha! the boys LOVE that word).
Parents are always interested in what we are doing and happy to see their kids having such a blast. I do try to teach them an art concept along the way but my mission is to give them first-hand experience of how much joy there in making marks and colors everywhere.
I wish we could have ArtEscape for adults. Well. I guess I can! Sounds like a Meetup to me.
PS: I gave my two teenaged volunteers to join in the fun :) Don't tell
In case you didn't catch the Bleeding Art Tissue vid a couple of weeks ago