Friday, April 29, 2016

Bubble Painting

Every so often I think it is good to expose students to process art.  Process  art is more about the process of making the art then the end result of the art.   It's hard as an art teacher not to focus on the end result.  For some reason I feel like all the work we do in school must be 'pretty' enough to hang on the walls, but it's worth remembering we don't hang math tests and spelling homework on the wall we don't always have to hang art.  Sometimes it is good to try something new, take a risk and learn a new process.  That's really what this lesson was all about.

First I showed students how to make their own bubbles, our colored bubbles were 2Tbs dawn dishsoap, 2 Tbs, washable paint to 4 cups water.  Then we made our own bubble wands from pipe cleaners and we made bubble blowers using old bottles and a sock.  We cut the bottom off of a water bottle and covered the cut end with a little kid sock.  Yes it is that easy.  (Also super fun to do because we got to talk about Earth Day we reused and recycled to do this project).

Then on really big paper (outdoors of course) we blew colored bubbles.

Once they were dry students added some drawings on top and some added poetry as well.  These will go home just intime for mothers day.

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