M’s love of art continues to grow. She’s very interested in doing more “grown-up” art which to her means art using materials which are often reserved for grown-ups or much older kids like “real” sketching pencils, charcoal, Prismacolor pencils, oil and chalk pastels, tube watercolors, etc rather than washable markers, crayons, lower quality colored pencils, finger paint, and poster paint which have been our typical art supplies.
I’ve purchased several materials for us recently:
I’ve been looking at books and websites to make a list of “grown-up” art activities as a ponder toward doing a slightly-more-structured-than-usual series of art lessons with M this summer with the goal of us both learning more about different art media. So far the two resources I’ve used most are the Usborne Book of Art Ideas by Fiona Watt which has sections on watercolors, acrylic paints, inks, oil pastels, and chalk pastels as well as interesting ideas for mixing colors and and Art Projects for Kids, a great blog with projects for kids from kindergarten through elementary age.
A few days ago when we had some time for a project during C’s nap we used our oil pastels to make the Hen and Chicks drawing project from Art Projects for Kids. Here are our results: