Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Eric Carl inspiration

This beautiful painting was created by my son when he was 5 (Prep). The inspiration is from the very talented Eric Carl and the children love creating this composition.

1.Firstly the children create a background using sponges- A5 size.  Dabbing the paint all over the paper
2. Various stations are set up with a variety of sponges, rollers, printing stamps, forks, toothpicks.  Here the children go to each station making a variety of coloured papers.
3.  The children then sketch a design for their 'Garden Theme'  and then go about making the shapes for each part of the composition from their coloured papers they have painted.  Shapes being the key here- draw on the back of the paper, then cut out and arrange onto the background.
The end result is always effective and very striking.