Monday, September 27, 2010

1's Introduction to Painting

This session I have a new 1's class, with a group of kids who are just under 1.5 yrs old. I'm starting this group off with a very basic finger painting experience to introduce them to the texture and qualities of tempera paint. I've found that many children are at first reluctant to get their fingers messy, so I offer them interesting items to use with the paint. Household item such as a cooking whisk, plastic animals, Mardi Gras beads, and toy cars are always a hit. The children can work with the paint for a bit before their hands get messy, giving them some time to warm up.Although some children will dive right in!

After a while of painting at the table, Mia and Aly moved around the studio and discovered the the easel paints.

Electra opted to stay at her seat and explore the paints a little more.
We ended class with some outside water play and clean-up.

What sweet girls! I'm excited to be a part of this creative journey!

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