This summer we introduced a new fine art weekly camp theme: mural making. We selected a variety of projects that let the kids work with many different mediums, as well as projects that offered the opportunity to work together as well as on their own.
Here are some of the individual landscape murals that were done early in the week.
This project was a great lesson in procedural thinking, with the kids needing to figure out how to build the image from the background out.
They decided to paint the background first, and then glue on images they created and cut from colorful construction paper.
The kids had to determine what colors and designs would be used to give the mural a cohesive outer-spacey look. A big discussion centered on how many rocket ships would be appropriate to have. Answer: 2.
This mural will remain at The Messy Artist until we need the wall space, a lasting reminder of summer, and kids creating art together!