Thursday, October 22, 2009

Open Ended Art-black and white

This week's theme for Open Ended Art was "black and white".
For Kim and Luke, I simply opened a big package of different types of paintbrushes, handed out black construction paper and poured out the white tempra paint.

Kimmy was eager to get started and wanted the BIGGEST paintbrush.
Luckily, there were two BIG brushes because that is what Luke wanted also.
I had hoped they would explore the other brushes, but for them, it seems that the bigger the better!
Kimmy really painted white--a lot of white--we couldn't see any black when she was finished.
For Gracie, I sent her out to find some nice autumn leaves to go along with her white paint and black paper.
She did exactly what I hoped she would do.
She painted one of the leaves, "spilling" paint over onto the paper. This made a great leaf shadow. She then turned the leaf over and used it to stamp the leaf onto the paper.
It turned out great!
It was a good thing that Kim and Luke were using the big brushes because they really liked to cover a lot of paper with paint.
Notice both of their pictures above--they said that they were making ghosts for halloween.
Kimberly then continued with her painting to paint her hands and then "wash" them with a little more paint. (Washing her hands in unusual substances is becoming a "thing" with her lately)
As is usual, Kim was the last crafter remaining.
Here she made Dora the Explorer and some friendly ghosts.
Mommy's open ended art was inspired by Gracie!
A table full of finished artwork. Notice that we ran out of black paper and I had to get out the blue!
Make sure to stop by Mommies Wise Little Bookworms and check out everyones Open ended art this week.
Next week: Pumpkins: Real, Collage anything goes


Teaching My Little BookWorm said...

I love it! what i love each week is that each childs is their own and different! love all the stuff you do with our kids :)

The Watts Family said...

Wow wonderful art lesson~please tell the artists we enjoyed their work! ~Blessings Heather ;D

Zonnah said...

I love all the different art and it looks like you all had fun :)

Keri said...

The black and white theme is very cool. I see the kids liked it too. Thanks for sharing, Keri

Raising a Happy Child said...

I love coming back every week and see what your children do for open-ended art. I loved the leaves negative prints - they turned out really pretty.

Susana said...

You guys rock! LOVE seeing all of your projects laid out like that!