Chapter 5: Ways and Means: Constructing Your Own Arts Activities

Chapter 5: Ways and Means: Constructing Your Own Arts Activities
Chapter 5: Ways and Means: Constructing Your Own Arts Activities

In this section there are specific suggestions for activities in each of the arts modalities. Each section has an introduction framing the experience followed by specific suggestions for activities and a list of materials.

In This Section

  • The visual arts range from drawing, painting, and sculpture to combinations such as collage and assemblage. They have been used for...
  • Drawing is a good way to slow children down to really look at something. Simpler drawing techniques are best because children will have...
  • Painting can be a deep process and that bring up a child's inner life, encouraging engagement with the materials and stimulating the...
  • Subtractive process: revealing something Add crayon markings to heavy paper, then cover with them thick black paint. When the pain has...
  • Surfaces: See surfaces for drawing (above). More expensive papers such as watercolor paper, Bristol board, and canvas-covered cardboard can...
  • Printing is a stylized form of painting. Although it is less spontaneous process, printing's repeated patterns and design elements can be...
  • Framing the experience: Cloth and other fibers are excellent materials. Cloth can be woven, stamped on, ripped into strips and braided, and...

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