Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Stain Glass Art

Browsing Pinterest on the weekend looking for art ideas I found this one
                                     at Pure and Noble.
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                           It looked like stain glass to me. 
I felt it would be an activity the children would like to try at our program.
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    Instead of using a clip board we used our sheets of plexi-glass. 
        You could use cardboard too or whatever you have handy.
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    The tricky part, for the children, was stretching the elastics. 
    We gave them a hand so they could get on with the painting.
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I noticed different techniques being used depending on the age of the child
                             or their past exposure to art. 
       The child above is filling in every area with the same colour.
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  The next child is choosing several colours but brushes over the
      whole sheet of paper (even slipping beneath the elastics).
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   As the age of the child increases so does their ability to see the
individual sections and acknowledge them each with a different colour.
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            Some of the designs became more structured.
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          Regardless of their age they all enjoyed painting.

1 comment:

  1. Great idea for pre-school art.

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