Playtime is arttime

Currently acessing the possibilities for project Aurora’s first lab with disabeled children, I vetted out the possibilities with my son.

Needless to say it was alot of fun and very inspirering.

For the parents out there who wish to try the same, the recipe for success is pretty simple. Take into account children have a very short attention span, the artmaking process must therefore be very fast and simple.

I chose to work on a flat surface and on the ground. This allowed my son to freely access the surface. I used a 2'X3' canvas, it seemed perfect! ;)

Here are the tools, note that I took the DolloramART approach and worked on a tight budget.

Time to allow: 30mins
Prep time: 5 mins
Dry time: About a day
Cost: Including gallery grade canvas (20$), about 25$ (but I have paint and brushes for many other times.

Tool list:

  • Tempera paint or any kid safe water soluble paint/ink (acrylic, gouache, watercolor). Limit colors if you can, just so it all doesnt turn brown)
  • Water ALOT of water in jars
  • Paintbrushes
  • Cardboard tubes & tape as brush holders
  • Canvas
  • Protection for your floor if you paint indoor

We had tons of fun together! What is really great about this, is what is left behind. I’m pretty sure grandma & grandpa will love this as a gift!

I intend to push our co-creation further and add to his work. I’ll update this post later with pictures.

So there you go, have fun and keep on creating!

Be sure to follow me on my Facebook page for other fun projects: https://www.facebook.com/artkrewnow/

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