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Let’s get a little messy!

Let’s get a little messy!


Today at the artsyfARTsy family art event, we got a little messy!  We staged an art project by asking kids at the Mall to help us splatter paint a volunteer lying on canvas.  We had hoped it was going to be FUN but weren’t sure how people would receive it. We noticed something intriguing.

The splatter-painting was accessible enough to get kids to take a chance.  There was no way to do it wrong and any effort was a success.  More boys than girls were drawn to the activity and the boys stayed longer. It’s got me thinking about letting our kids “make a mess” and creating open-ended art without a scripted outcome.  Engaging more kids in art requires different approaches for different personalities.

If we want kids, especially boys to take risks, with art or anything, I wonder if we need to scribble a bit more and ease up on the “rules”.  This merits more thought.

Many thanks to all the kids who took a chance with us today.  It was a blast!

I apologize for missing all the kids who came to participate.   We were having so much fun we forgot to keep taking pictures.

artsyfARTsy April 28th – Totel Mall

artsyfARTsy April 28th – Totel Mall

The next artsyfARTsy event in April 28th at the Totem Mall.  Our project is evolving and developing into something AMAZING.  April’s event is BIG!  Eco-art activities, wearable art fashion show and multi-media demonstrations.  It’s going to be exciting.  Download the entry form for the fashion show and start creating now!


artsyfARTsy Wearable Art Poster

Entry Form for wearable art fashion show

Here are a few links with ideas for Wearable Art.