What?!?! You don't paint with duct tape. You line windows and trim with painters tape. How do you paint with duct tape?
The kids and I were inspired by a local art project we saw where we meet for our art class. So we thought we would attempt to "paint" with duct tape.
First I picked a piece of art that would be simple and yet present a bit of a challenge, all at once. Our art class ranges from preschool through 7th grade. So we have a wide age range, with an even wider interest level.
I chose Fall of Icarus by Henri Matisse. Beautiful and yet simple lines to recreate. We also had a nice little discussion about Icarus.
I cannot emphasize enough how much I love working with these kids!!! They are super creative. To do this project we used several colors of duct tape and watercolor paper (super thick to withstand the strength of the duct tape).
This is what the kids started doing....I told you....very creative!!!
1. First they chose a color for their background. I encouraged them to try and copy this work, but let them choose what they wanted to do.
3. Then they filled in Icarus with small pieces of duct tape.
That is the straight forward way to finish this project....these are the projects that they finished up with. I LOVE them!! I think Henri Matisse would be proud of these kids!!!