Every other Wednesday we attend an art class hosted by a local art museum. This art class is specifically for babies 9 months old up to age 5. Today the art project was centered around this book:
After reading the story, the instructor demonstrated how to do the project. The premise was simple, but they made it unique by using special paint. They took a white paper lunch bag, stuffed it with newspaper or the like, and then tied a rubber band around the end to create a tail. Then they had the kids paint them with Biocolor paint. Biocolor is cool- instead of mixing like tempura paint does, it streaks or marbles. It ends up looking neat, especially if you use gold- if you mix it with other colors it makes it all sparkle! Which was of course the point with this art project, as the fish in the story is supposed to be really bright and sparkly.
I didn’t get very good pictures of my daughter’s work, but here are a couple.
Curly really is quite the artist – she is meticulous and is always one of the last to finish her project. She especially loves to paint! Unfortunately, the class is going on hiatus for the summer. We are excited to have it return in the Fall!
Tea I’m drinking today: Laoshan Black Chocolate Genmaicha from Verdant Tea