Big Idea: The act of creating art is sometimes more important than the art object itself.
We started each session with a book this week:
Activity 1: This week we dove into the weird world of scribble art. I passed out two sheets of white paper and a sharp pencil to each kid. Then we all put pencil to paper and scribbled a single, long loopy, curvy, zig-zaggy, scribbled line. Each line criss-crossed over itself again, until the whole page was filled with a big tangled mess. We set the first scribble aside and repeated the same process on the second sheet of paper.
Then we picked up the first scribble and examined it carefully. We looked up close and at a distance. We turned them one way and then the other. We asked a buddy to look at our scribbles, too. After a while, we began to see that our random scribbles were filled with strange unpredictable geometric and organic shapes. Then we started to find that we could find some very special things inside the our drawings: cats, hover boards, waffles, eyes, and even MineCraft Steve. When we found these images popping out from the page, we darkened the contours and used colors to create a unique work of art.
Activity 2: We used a collection of geometric tiles, mancala stones, and other found objects to create interest temporary art.