Do Ho Suh is one of our artists that we are exploring this month. He is a Korean artist who works primarily in sculpture, installation, and drawing. He is best known for his intricate sculptures that defy conventional notions of scale and site-specificity, which draws attention to the ways viewers occupy and inhabit public space. Do Ho Suh's work reveals a highly developed awareness of the different ways architecture mediates our experience of space. Architecture has been a key reference for the artist so his work pays attention to the site-specificity and sensorial experience of the viewer engaging with his pieces while moving in the exhibition space.
We invited the children to gain a different perspective of his art through resist painting. On construction paper we drew similar architecture with white @crayola oil pastels. We provided @colorations.artoflearning liquid watercolors and paint brushes. To enhance the painting experience we placed a clear tray on our @discountschoolsupply Excellerations® Small Sleek Light Panel to let them see the magic unfold as they created.
This type of art is a great way to show children how different things react with water and what resist means, that some coloring tools will repel the water color away from it, and some may intensify the colors.
When children experiment with materials, they dabble in science. Children who feel able to experiment and to make mistakes feel free to invent new ways of thinking, which extends well beyond the art. Every time we provide the children with the opportunity to create art we are reminded of how engaging and important process art is. Art has a beautiful way of transforming and has many facets to it and exploring artists and interpreting their creativity in different ways is so much fun!