Every morning an art activity is set up on the art table. Parents can choose from a wide variety of art materials kept in the art closet. Some of these include:
Liquid water colors – Set out paper and 7 liquid water color containers with a brush in each color.
Tile boards – Liquid watercolor is painted on the tile boards. Place a piece of paper on top of board to make a print. Wipe off tile board when child has finished.
Chalk and liquid starch – Chalk is drawn on white or colored paper then covered with liquid starch.
Tiles and brayers – Acrylic paint is used to roll onto the tiles with the brayers. Children can draw shapes on to the tile using a variety of materials. Take a print by laying paper on top of tile. Wipe off tile when child has finished.
White clay – Place 6 or 7 clumps of clay along with clay tools directly onto table. Clay is reused so it is not to be taken home.
Collage – The variety of this activity is endless. Children glue objects onto a backing. Use baskets kept in art closet to display collage materials. There are a variety of collage materials kept at The Oaks in the art closet at all times. You can also gather your own collage items to bring in.
Clean up begins at 9:50 so table will be ready for 10:00 snack time.
At 11:00 manipulatives such as Legos are brought out from the art closet and set on table.
Here are a few public links to Ann Pelo chapters, for deeper instruction on collage, water colors, clay, line drawing etc.