Art Buddy for an Hour

Discover and explore novel art materials with your Art Buddy. We’ll create art following your child’s inspiration!
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Let's do this!

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Artwork best starts with exploration and discovery, and with their Art Buddy as a guide, your child and I will explore a tool kit of fun art making materials of all kinds. We’ll choose our materials in the moment, using inspiration as a guide! Me, the Art Buddy, will arrive with a tool kit (ok, its just a bag) filled with novel art making materials for your child and I to explore and use for an hour.
We might decide to sculpt with brightly colored set paper, or to make a drawing with tape. Maybe we will make a sculpture, and then draw on the outside of it! Regardless of the artistic voyage we take for the day, we will exercise our exploratory minds, learning how to choose art-making materials, and how to use those materials to make great art and have fun.

Materials

The Art Buddy tool kit of materials includes this and more:
-Construction paper
-Oil pastels
-Tin foil
-Set paper
-Colored masking tape
-Tempera paint and brushes
-String
-Big erasers
-Curious objects
-Artist pencils
-Clay
-Glue
-Children’s Scissors
-Markers

Disclaimer

As parents, it's important to make sure that activities are age appropriate and that allergies or medical conditions are communicated as you see fit.

Sometimes, a materials or other additional fee is charged. We do this to bring you the best possible activities. It's the Kid Expert's job to confirm any such fee in advance.

Sample Activities and Instructions

Inquiry and observation: We’ll start the Art Buddy hour by taking a look at a curious object, or great work of art for inspiration. We’ll ask ourselves questions such as “Hey, what is that object?” “What do I imagine it is used for?” Or, “What do I see in this painting?” “What stories does it tell to me? After looking and thinking, it will be time to make something!
Curious object exploration
Material exploration: Now comes the fun and hard part. What materials do I want to use for the day? What do I want to make? With their Art Buddy as a guide, your child will explore different art materials, and how we can use them in fun and different ways. Then, we’ll choose two or three materials to work with for the day.
Material exploration
Art-making and reflection: We might build out and up as budding sculptors. Or perhaps create a colorful world on paper with paint. Regardless of what we make for the day, your child will be learning how to choose, and how to use materials both new and unfamiliar. At the end of the session well take a step back, and think about what we’ve made. “What stories are contained within my artwork?” “When my Art Buddy comes back, what materials do I want to use next time from the tool kit?!”
Art-making and reflection