We recently featured our art educator, Carolyn Eby, in our bi-weekly Teacher Feature. We thought it would be great to take another look at the work she is doing with all of our age groups. Check out some of her great ideas!
Infants Explore the Arctic
Carolyn used frozen paints and invited each child to mix them with other colors on their tables. After which, she took a mono print of their work. Children later ripped the mono print to create a collage – a fun activity that also helped them build important fine motor skills!
Toddlers Sand Paint
This sand paint, made with puffy paint and baking soda, was delivered straight to the toddler class in dump trucks — the perfect accompaniment to their study of, you guessed it, trucks!
PreK-3 Color Mixing
Our preschool students join Carolyn every afternoon for art. Here we see them exploring color with the help of a light table. They also used eyedroppers and watercolors to explore what happened when the colors ran together. So focused!
Like the three-year-olds, the fours join Carolyn every afternoon. Here she took a common theme, shapes, and added depth. On the floor, the students are participating in a drawing game in which the dice indicate a color and a shape. Then, she had the class paint with sponges cut into specific shapes. Finally, she has them cutting shapes to match an artwork. They approached the concept in a variety of ways and thus, got a deeper understanding of it and had a lot of fun!