it’s hard to believe but it is already week 5 of backyard art camp! I know that Jane and I have been having such a good time watching each project unfold and marveling at how amazing the projects are collectively. every single blogger involved has worked so hard to create original art projects for kids inspired by such a great variety of artists…some new and some tried and true.
today’s project is no different and is, in fact, another project inspired by the simple beauty and shape of rocks. what is more artistic than the naturally soft shape of rocks, after all? inspired by the prolific, Mexican artist Geninne Zlatkis , todays art project involves painting on rocks and it comes from the lovely Stephinie over at Gypsy Forest. stop over and check it out here.
Stephinie has been a blog friend for a while now and I always admire her thoughtful, observant posts. she is one of those people who is not afraid to make a mean margarita and also reflect on the process of creativity with her kids. she is thoughtful, deliberate and fantastically authentic. when it comes to art projects with her kids, Stephinie is really passionate about giving kids space to create art in whatever way it comes naturally to them. her open-ended, accepting approach shines through on her blog and everything she sells in her etsy shop. be sure to check out this project and this project (complete with a recipe for aromatherapy play dough!).
and, of course, join her in her backyard art camp project…time to hunt for unforgettable rocks.
have you been playing along with your kids? slowing down and getting artsy? don’t forget to share with us, we love to see the inspiration keep moving forward! use the has tag #backyardartcamp if you share elsewhere, too. be sure to follow our Pinterest board where we are gathering all the projects in one place. here is everything we have done already, it’s quite an inspired list:
- found object art-inspired canvases decorated with nature walk treasures with me
- picture and art books to get the creativity flowing
- pointillism inspired paintings with something other than a paint brush with buzzmills.
- christo-inspired backyard decorations with fabric scraps with crafting connections
- kiddie kandinsky art with my life at playtime
- henri rousseau-inspired mixed media installation from the crafty kitty
- Graphite and Collage Figure Art inspired by Lisa Congdon and Jaime Zollars with the talented Miranda of Miranda Makes
- andy goldsworthy-inspired rock sculptures with dawn from simple things notebook
stay tuned! still to come are projects from these fantastic bloggers. (yes, indeed, there is still more summer left!):