We wrapped up our two Saturdays of very long but fun days of art therapy workshops. We have had a blast, created some really awesome art, and even had a few other activities sprinkled in for fun.
We’re continuing our focus on abstract art and all the different techniques we can use to create it. We learned that even when we think we’re each working on the same piece of artwork, when we’re finished, everyone’s artwork is unique.
One afternoon we took a little time out to reflect on our childhoods, we had sensory centers that were all kinds of fun to play in. We had water beads, colored rice (we made last week!) and playdough. While we’re used to getting our hands messy, this was definitely a different kind of experience.
Last Saturday we used string and beads to create two different pieces of art. Dipping string in paint and sliding it around the paper makes some beautiful art. Gluing colorful beads on clear plastic and holding it up to the light is amazing. The light catches it and it looks like a rainbow!
Today we talked about how doodling can be used to make some pieces of abstract art, just like Kandinsky. We incorporated doodling into our artwork followed by using soft pastels and learned how to blend the colors to complete our art.
Two busy days, but we’re still looking forward to beginning art therapy classes this fall. Until then!