Collaborative Textured Canvas Collage
We have been doing so much art between our three centers in preparation for our annual Art Walk Silent Auction. We created this collaborative textured canvas collage as one of our larger pieces.
We glued different sized Colorations Canvas Panels (6" x 8", 8" x 10") together. Afterwards with a hot glue gun we placed some designs on the cardboard to create a textured surface. Then we provided Colorations Acrylic Paint, Smocks, and paintbrushes and invited the children to paint.
Visual arts deeply affect children, for it is one of the most important forms of communication. Painting freely has a fluidity that is different from other art media that children use because when they paint this way, they express and honor their creative artistic style more openly. With open ended painting they are given a foundation to look at the world with the confidence they can accomplish a goal by honoring their creativity.
Here is another similar art invitation that inspired this one: Cardboard Collage