Finger Painting in 7th and 8th

This is what finger painting looks like.  A bit messy, but a necessary process in learning to paint.

I was surprised to learn that most of my older students had not finger painted and what they really wanted to do was to paint.  Sounds good to me!  If I had to justify the painting experience from an ODE perspective I might quote:

Manipulate materials, tools and technology in conventional and unconventional ways to create a work of art.

Select, organize and manipulate skills, elements and techniques appropriate to the art form when making art.

Demonstrate increased technical skill and craftsmanship by using more complex
processes and materials to design and create two- and three-dimensional artworks.

But really, I think kids should paint, if for no other reason than joy.

And what a joy it is!

The other things we were discussing mono printing.  All of the finger painting was done on a piece of plexiglass and then a print was pulled.

A shot before the print was pulled.

A work in progress.  I didn’t really want students to be doing Halloween imagery, but it is October, and that’s what they gravitated towards when selecting imagery.

Swirling paint around, trying to get just the right shade.

It’s all about the love….She mixed up red and white to get a nice shade of pink and then went for heart imagery.

She is taking it home to her Mom.  I’m sure it was well received.

A good looking pumpkin made with the technique of mono printing.

A group shot of some nice work.

A close up of a pumpkin, another mono print.

I don’t know what he was trying to accomplish, but he seemed pleased.

A good time was had by all.







All of the above is done in the art room, at Believe to Achieve Academy in Canton, Ohio.  The principal is Ms. L. Henry, the art teacher is Mr. Tayse.


One response to “Finger Painting in 7th and 8th

  1. The “I don’t know what he was trying to accomplish..” picture looks like a T-Rex chasing something. To me anyway.

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