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How to Paint a Fresco with Kids
When their frescoes were complete they were lovely. We noted how quickly the plaster had hardened…much faster than it would have traditionally. I think our new-age quick-drying plaster was probably not the best choice, oh well. In the end, the girls could see that their brushstrokes actually moved the plaster and embedded it into the plaster. This technique is much more 3D than working on a canvas, although you can create 3D art on canvas too…that’s another story.
I really enjoy these multi-step art projects. Following a project from the research, planning, mixing and creating is an easy way to teach children organization skills. Having kids participate in the sequence of events lifts the “veil” on the finished piece of art. Now when we visit the gallery, my girls will truly understand what it takes to make a fresco. Wonderful!
We are very excited to be linking up again with Kids Get Arty – Exploring the Great Artists over at Red Ted Art. You really must head over and check out all the other incredible art projects from around the world. Did your kids get arty lately, please feel free to link up your experiences too!