Monthly Archives: April 2012

Monotype Printing and Mud Painting

Making monotype prints is magical because you never quite know what you are going to get when you transfer the art from the plate to paper. The art form sits somewhere in the middle of painting and print making. We used cookie sheets as the base for creating the image but you can use other…

Tape Resist Painting and Magnet Sensory Box

Kids LOVE tape and paint, needless to say the Tape Resist project was a huge hit. The finished product is also very cool (keep scrolling for photos). The process is three steps. I don’t always make a show an example but for this project I thought it would be helpful for both students and adults…

Tissue Paper Dyed Eggs, Foam Paint, and Liquid Sidewalk Chalk

We finished this session at Studio Sprout with egg dying, foam paint, and lots of outdoor fun! I don’t have a strong tradition with Easter but I love holiday and themed projects. Plus eggs remind me of spring and I’m getting very excited for the chickens so it just felt right doing egg dying. The…

Painting with Wacky Tools, Plunger Prints, and Spring Sensory Box

It was fascinating watching toddlers and young children walk in the studio, sit down at the table and intuitively know how to paint and print with all the wacky tools I had set in the middle for their use. The theme of this week’s art making was experimentation with wacky household tools such as sponges,…