I am eager to host an art group around one theme of materials. I think offering one material in combination with several other art mediums or to be used as several different tools would encourage the children to imagine more possibilities per object.
For instance, I’d like to host a reflective surfaces art group. As usual, I could not wait and offered the group this “paper” for painting. It as close to a mirror as any material I’ve ever seen.
One of my co-hosts brought homemade paste which the girls were compelled to stir.
Cornstarch and water, a staple in our art groups for the infants that attend, is colored with beet juice this time around.
Finally, I set up foil on easels as a fourth option. I typically offer 4 different experiences (this time 2 of the 4 were provided by friends) for a group of about 10 to 15 infants and toddlers.
Despite the slight night before prep frenzy, art in the park is one of my favorite things we do all month.