This week, our preschoolers are using boxes to explore and create at UpCycle. Inspired by the work of Joseph Cornell and Robert Rauschenberg, we will provide experiences that build to the creation of several pieces of artwork. We invite families to an art show at the end of the week to see all of the work created during our time together (Friday at 12:45 pm).
Today, we gathered around clay. This is an exploratory and social experience that helps us get to know one another and share ideas.
In our small groups, we talked about creative reuse and arranged boxes on previously used canvases. Then we added texture to the canvases with tissue paper and watered down glue. We will continue to work on this piece throughout the week.
In another small group experience, we explored building up with cardboard and cork. We tried to dip and stick our materials so that the cardboard would stand up. We found many solutions to this challenge and several incorporated friends' ideas in their work.
We look forward tomorrow!
--Kelley & Susan
6/10/2016 10:15:16 am
I see you mean it literally! Now on a more serious tone - my wife is an artist and psychologist, that does art therapy for children, who suffered some kind of a trauma. Using clay in her opinion is the most relaxing, building trust activity there is! Good job guys!
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