Collaborating With a Young Artist
My 2-1/2-year-old granddaughter is here for Thanksgiving, and yesterday we decided to do some art. I thought she might like to do some collage, so I got out all the papers, especially choosing a variety of small snippets that I thought she’d enjoy. As I was getting everything together, she said “I need glue sticks!” in a rather commanding way. Glue sticks it was.
She and I both enjoyed our time doing collage. The choice and placement of the pieces were completely hers. Here are three.
You can immediately see that we played with my paper punches and pinking shears a little bit. She loved that, but crumpled up her punched-out pieces after doing them each time, until I explained to her that she could use them making some art. For her it was all about the process.
The art process tonight and tomorrow will be all about food and family time. I will try to be back here one more time on Friday before signing off for the rest of the weekend.