Today in my curriculum class we had our "Art Exploration Day". For the entire session they were able to take their time exploring different art materials. They were reminded that it was all about the process and that there was not a set "picture" to produce...I must say it was a relaxing and enjoyable hour...we even streamed in children's music while we "worked".
As I would with little kids I gave a few instructions that helped keep them safe...from burns and cross contamination of germs (you'll understand this later). They were told that they could use as much of the materials as they needed or wanted...I even had to make a run to our preschool classroom to get more butcher paper. I had supplies in place in case of a mess...which is what scares some people about working with young children...and paint...and glue...and that dreaded STD of the art world...glitter!
Here are the stations that were set up:
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