We've been engaged in some screen-free fun lately and I find a great way to approach art project sessions is to pick a simple theme and center a process art project around that theme. This week the art themes were "shiny" and "blue" art.
We started with a visit to the art store down the street where we picked out shiny and blue materials. We chose glitter, shiny blue paper (which I didn't end up using, after all) and shiny silver paint.
Continuing with the shiny art theme, I wrapped wrapped some tin foil around a piece of cardboard and set out silver and blue paint in trays. In Maryann Kohl's Preschool Art book, she suggests adding dish soap to the paint to make it stick to the foil better.
The glitter was the biggest hit! Piles and piles of glitter on painted foil!
After the excess glitter was shaken off, the artwork looked like this:
Perhaps it's not a masterpiece, but it's all about the process, right?
Since the brushes were covered with glitter, I thought it might be fun to paint with them on plain paper. As you can see, the glitter clumped up, but that was no impediment to fun.
...and later with some more silver paint, although the paint looks grey after it dries.
Process oriented art around a simple theme: try it!