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Art Journal #1

Art Journal
I recently found out about art journals and thought it would be a wonderful experience with the kids for preschool.  There are so many possibilities with art journals and it is a nice way to express yourself with another person through art.  This activity can look many different ways for many different people.  Art is open, as is journaling.

We will be adding 1 entry a week to our art journal.  The themes, topics, or prompts may be random or may go along with a theme we are learning about for the week.


Journal Entry #1: Laugh
We used water colors for this entry.  
Before starting Little Dragon and I made silly faces together until we laughed.



Child's prompt: 
  • Make a goofy painting
  • Can you paint something that will make me laugh? 










Adult prompt: 
  • Try letting go of your stress on your paper so you can spend more time laughing
  • When is the last time you laughed until you cried? 
  • How do you picture stress melting away? 

Little Dragon enjoyed the art journal.  He painted two pictures for me and explained that 1 was what it looks like to laugh and the second was a silly face. 

I enjoyed the process as well.  I felt more relieved after completing my painting.  

Next time I would like to set aside more time to complete our journal entry and perhaps spend some more time getting 'in the zone' for the topic.  For a first attempt though I though it turned out nice.



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