This month we have been creating yarn prints in the art studio. This project gives students a chance to try 3 different media/techniques on one piece of artwork, and to learn about how art can change when you revisit it and add layers.
The first step was to glue yarn onto a piece of cardboard. I didn't give any more guidelines than that, so some students just put one piece of yarn onto the rectangle, while others added a clump, or spent a long time creating a design with lines.
Once the yarn dried, we used brayers to roll black ink onto the yarn. Then we placed a piece of paper onto the yarn to make a print.
Finally, students added color with oil pastel. Again, I didn't give any instructions except that they add color. Some students added just one color, others scribbled a few colors all over the page, and some chose to follow the lines of their yarn print. I love the variety and how the children experimented with different ways of mark making.
Art Studio teacher