Fun With Flour
Drawing can take place with many different materials other than paper and pencil. Drawing is frequently defined as "a dot that moves" or simply as "making marks". In this post, my daughter Lucy and her friend made some drawings by moving their fingers through baking flour. I'm not encouraging you to waste food, I'm just demonstrating one alternative way to draw. If you spilled some flour, sugar, salt or pepper from a baking project, instead of throwing it away, make a drawing with it. In the pictures below, my assistants used both of their fingers to draw symmetrical designs. Drawing with both fingers at the same time is also really good for your brain as it opens up the pathway between the left and right hemispheres of your brain - resulting in more creative thinking potential. Another option might be to draw in the sand at a beach or use a burnt end of a stick left over from a fire pit. Get creative and try to make marks and draw lines in unique and different ways. Have fun and keep making art!
Jonathan Graffius is the K-6 Visual art teacher at PCS. Jonathan's personal art consists of paintings, oil pastels, photography and sculpture. The primary purpose of this blog is to keep the PCS community informed of current art news and activities at PCS. This blog will also serve as a tool for encouraging student creativity and artistic expression. Members of the PCS community are invited to participate in this blog by adding your comments. This blog will be maintained to ensure a positive and supportive environment. Should you have any issues or concerns, please contact me directly at: firstname.lastname@example.org.