Wednesday, November 23, 2016
How to Invite Color Wars to Make Awesome Art
We are several weeks into the school year and I find myself returning to an often-used quotation by Pablo Picasso:
“Art washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life.”
No place makes my son dustier than school. Every day we spend a non-trivial amount of time decompressing from the pressures of first grade and coming back together as a family. The most potent tool I have to guide this process is art. The most heartwarming of which is art my son does with his little sister.
Doing art together is tricky business. The artists have to share a canvas, share materials, and share a vision of what the process will be. And, like many siblings, there is sometimes conflict around these issues.
Here is how I approach doing art together that has been successful... Read the rest at Fat Brain Toys!