Thursday, October 13, 2011

My Favorite Art Activity I've Never Done

Do you have one of those ideas that you've seen and think is soooo cool? That activity that you want to explore but for whatever reason hasn't made it into your classroom yet? Well, I'll admit that I have more than one. But my absolute favorite...the one that I just haven't been able to work out and pull off tall painting. Check out the video of an artist in action.

We are definitely going to do a variation of this. Soon.

Here are links to other (younger) artists at work on this project, too.

Go Beyond the Classroom posted about making a tall painting town. Read about the extension of this idea in the part 2 post of their town.

Teacher Tom also tried out the tall paintings. His post has lots of pictures. You'll also want to read his tall paintings epilogue post.

You'll also want to check out the pictures when Sherry and Donna at Irresistible Ideas for Play Based Learning did tall paintings.

Have your tried this yet? If you have a post about it, add the link in the comments so I can see what your artists have done.

We are going to do this. I just need to get my logistics done and work it out.


  1. we tried it too:

    i can't wait to do it again. this time with a taller square post.

  2. Kristin, I KNEW that someone else had done it. Thanks for adding the link.

  3. Oh, My! Kristin, these are lovely colors, too : ) Scott, what a great video! And thank you for mentioning our "Tall Town" : D