Part Two of our Classified Mom art project was working with the idea of Abstract Expressionism.
(Part one was painting with Kool-Aid!)
Acrylic Paint: Dollarama again!
Brushes: We used a bunch of different ones we had in our craft cupboard
Music: I cut in a Hotel Costes CD, very funky lounge-type music with a lot of soul
As always, curious Kalia supervised
I talked to him about expressing yourself though painting and about what action painting was. I explained that if you can dance to music, you can also paint to music. He's three and a half so it was interesting to see it somewhat click with him. And while I told him he could move around and dance and paint, he preferred to sit and make his paintbrush "dance".
We was really interested in the colours mixing and swirling together on the canvas. We normally use paper so he was excited about how much paint he could use on the canvas.
Trying a different brush...
It's around this point that I had to restrain myself from yanking this away from him --it looked really neat but I left it up to him to say when it was finished
Blue and red make purple --Logan loves to mix up this colour combination!
Patting the paintbrush on canvas to the music
Kalia and I watching Logan painting
I just hot glued the canvas to an old frame painted black
Bottom two on the right are made by Kalia -see here