Arty Pants goers this week got to investigate primary colors, but instead of using paintbrushes we used squirt guns, toothbrushes and toy trucks. Kids got to take aim at their paintings and watch the blue paint drip down the page where it would meet up with some red to make purple. Swirling toothbrushes across the page made textured designs, with red and yellow lines of paint crossing to create vibrant orange pictures. I could definitely tell that the joy of creating and the thrill of discovering how colors mix was in the air as I watched a boy plunk his toy truck down, saturated in blue, and drive it a across an already yellow page. Sure enough, a moment later his head popped up and he cried out “I’ve made GREEN!” He was no longer only an artist, but an inventor as well.
From our Education & Community Programs department, an evolving guidebook navigating the expanded terrain of art and creative life.