“I need years to do this big painting!”

Today, the Tuesday art groups continued to work on their large resist paintings! ¬†Friends were so excited to paint standing up and were thrilled with the new liquid watercolors available today for their resist paintings. ¬†Children enjoyed making drips with the liquid watercolors and discovered that when different colored drips intersected, new colors were created! ¬†Below are some photos from today, as well as children’s words… enjoy!

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Braeden: The drip looks like a river… or a tunnel. ¬†It’s an orange tunnel to the Star Wars city, wheeee!

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Phoenix: I’m gonna make a drip spot, a green drip. ¬†It’s part of the roller coaster… the down part. ¬†Hey, it dripped on my hands, too!

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 Haley: The tape is a shield.  It means the paint wont go through.

Jasper:¬†This painting is outer space caught on fire and now the whole world is on fire. ¬†The orange grass is eating everything. ¬†When the sun turns red, it means it’s really, really hot.

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¬†Mouhammadou:¬†This is my beautiful house… here’s my doggy, Nemo. ¬†He lost his collar. ¬†I need an “M” for my name. ¬†Here’s two bugs… a family of bugs. ¬†See my pets? ¬†An elephant, see I need a house for it. ¬†Nemo needs a house, too. ¬†The bugs are my other pets. ¬†And there’s my family, right there!

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Minna:¬†It’s dripping! ¬†The new colors can drip! ¬†Lots of drips right here. ¬†What happens when you put the wetness on the dryness? ¬†I’m being a scientist, this is my experiment. ¬†What’s gonna happen? ¬†Huh? ¬†Oh, you can still see it! ¬†Ms.Cushner, this is the shark. ¬†And those are the two mouths. ¬†That’s his eyeball, it’s big… and there’s the big wave! ¬†It’s dark blue. ¬†The red on the bottom is blood. ¬†The daddy shark was fighting the biting fish all the way at the bottom, but he’s okay now.

“Why’s the wall blank?”

Today, we started some BIG work in the Studio!  To make space for the paper, I cleared everything off of the bulletin boards and moved the tables around.  Many friends noticed the change right away and had many questions about what exactly we were going to be doing with all the space.  We began by reading Sky Color by Peter Reynolds and like Marisol in the story, children began by brainstorming what they wanted to illustrate for their large resist painting.

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Once friends decided if they wanted their paper horizontal or vertical, they selected materials from the table and began to draw!  Children used oil pastels, twist crayons, crayons, rainbow tape and blue painters tape to make their ideas come to life.  While some friends were inspired by the sky in the story, other children chose to focus on sea monsters, a skateboard with a nose and legs, and poisonous space plants!  

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Jude: A mural is a big, big drawing. Remember we did one last year and now it’s on the playground?

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Haley: One sea monster and then another sea monster. ¬†Mine’s a lady one. ¬†The seaweeds popping out… it’s green tape!”

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Mouhammadou: I’m making rainbow water like rainbow sky in the story. ¬†It can be any color we want!

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 Jasmine: You have to be pretty tall to reach the top of the big paper!