Wednesday, October 6, 2010


Wednesday, 6th October, 2010

Fingerpainting can be such fun!!!
My first two artworks, playing around with texture and pattern.

These were for an assignment. Yes, an assignment. One of the joys of studying the Early Years, although assignments like these are far too few and far between as far as I am concerned. It is a bit tricky doing practical projects like this in an extramural (distance) degree, what with postage and learning techniques, etc. But they managed it in the Visual Art module of our Arts paper, teaching us how to do basic fingerpainting. The idea is that I am now confident enough to do lesson plans and/or sponteneous painting with littlies, using a variety of techniques.
It's a volcano!
This one incorporates some mixed media - stitching, for added effect.
The gloopy feel is somewhat interesting. Mixing colours was too. I enjoyed using bits and pieces to stratch the surface to create different patterns (called sgraffito).
Final masterpiece, a collage combining parts of many other artworks!

1 comment:

MaxineD said...

It's years since I did anything like finger painting - used to love it when Boyo and his sister were at Playcentre and they did it :-)