What a fantastic turnout for Art in the Park! And we even had sun! Go figure. There was teepee painting, mural painting, rock spin art and play dough nature prints. It was so fun to see all the little ones engaging in a variety of outdoor-themed projects. People came from all over the Bay Area. Some had never been to Lincoln Park before. How cool is that? Anyway, we’ve gotta do this again. How about October?
Here are some photos from the day:
Messy Makers will be hosting a special event called Art in the Park for little ones and their caregivers. We’ll be doing age-appropriate collaborative art projects in the great outdoors. Siblings are welcome to join in. We will meet at Lincoln Park to the left of the pool on the grass. Only $5 per child accompanied by an adult.
Date: August 15, 2017
Last week we did a workshop for Father’s Day. The kids made watercolor paintings as a gift to their dads. And they were framed too! Each painting looked so unique but they were all special. A lot of the kids needed some extra instruction on how to wet the dried paint on the paper, spread it around and get rid of those splotchy white spots. So it ended up being a good lesson on watercolor painting! Continue reading “Father’s Day Watercolor Paintings”
To keep up with the Father’s Day theme on my blog, I decided to include this really simple project that turned out so well when the kids made them last year. These coasters are a great Father’s Day gift because they’re not only handmade but they’re also useful! Continue reading “Father’s Day Coasters”
Before I started hosting workshops at my house I would have a few friends and their kids over for our annual Father’s Day Craft-stravaganza. (I feel weird not putting an exclamation point there) I just dug up this cute photo of our first Father’s Day project from three or four years ago. You can do this project with kids of any age. Continue reading “Father’s Day Frames”
With all this warm weather in the Bay Area lately, we’ve doing some art outside. I’ve used sidewalk chalk before but never tried sidewalk chalk paint. Until now. I wanted to post about this because it’s a great summer art project that’s easy to make, fun to do and easy to clean up. Continue reading “Sidewalk Chalk Paint: Perfect Summer Activity!”
Last month I posted photos of my students painting on a canvas using paint rollers…. Continue reading “How to Make a Paint Roller for under $1”