BEFORE - the stage is set
Painting individual pictures and designs
Pictures begin to merge together
Painting over previous paintings
Filling every white space
Adding, retouching, finding all the little white spaces
Each one wants to add his own touch
The finished product
The best part: While I love the final product, the process and the discussion are the best part of the activity. I heard about volcanos and deep holes. I heard about plans to cover every square inch of the paper. I heard kids making plans and carrying them out. I watched as dots appeared and disappeared under layers of color.
Our very wet painting is now drying. Next week we'll display the masterpiece for everyone to enjoy. In a few weeks, we'll recycle it by cutting it up and using it as part of a collage.