Tiny Paintings

Remember Clay Day ? Today was the Day for painting the pinch pots and clay art 🙂

These are the supplies that we use; acrylic paints, small paint brushes, paint palettes, small water containers, and a small book about tiny things. The hardcover book (approx 4X5″) A Flower Fairies Treasury has short and sweet poems about flowers and fairies.

Oh, and you are wondering as the children did, what are those little mats in the corner for, well they were my back up project, (just in case the small objects were painted quickly). Since they did notice them, small paintings on mat board (4X5″) were made and the bright mats were used to frame the art once all was dry.

What I learned today was that when you paint small objects, with small tools in small amounts, the noise volume is low and the concentration is high. These kids accomplished a lot and had a great discussion on colour, favorites and blending, and surprisingly for me about parents. They wanted to share a little piece of art with each parent and a friend or two.

  • five kids between the ages of 2 – 4
  • two adults
  • paper towel
  • mat board
  • short poems or stories
  • art supplies
  • 7 day pill boxes make great palettes for small projects
  • one hour and a bit
  • clean up is approx. 10 minutes, kids are very helpful with pouring the dirty water down the sink drain.

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About artist and illustrator

I'm a textile artist, resourceful and excited about making things. Dog walks with my pooch "Charlie" is inspiring and an opportunity to develop ideas from nature and people whom we meet on our strolls. There is a story behind my art making, it's in the series, I don't make just one but many from the same idea, but! not one will look like the other, each piece of art is "one-of-a-kind".
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