Tuesday, February 4, 2014

Art Therapy Group: Painting With Found Objects & Creating Texture

In my art therapy classes today we created paintings (and some valentines) in acrylic using mostly found objects instead of brushes. We began by laying down a background in either dark or light paint. After letting that dry, we layered designs, dots, swirls... onto the background using sticks, forks, q-tips, fingers, etc.  It was enormous fun.  We talked about how texture can make something richer and more interesting.  What give texture to life?
Here are some of the things my students made:

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