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Monoprinting is a type of print that can only be made once. Most commonly the image is painted on metal or glass, and then paper is laid over the image. When the paper is pulled back the image is now on the paper. To recreate this, our friends used finger paints to create an image on a cookie sheet. We then placed the paper down on the paint to remove the image.
In today’s Art Studio we recreated Monet’s painting Water Lilies. We used water colors in sponge tubes to paint the water in the style of Impressionism and then the children placed tissue paper lily pads onto their painting.
On November 20th Infants explored and played with Cornstarch Paint; a mixture of cornstarch, water and food coloring. (The paint is about the consistency of play dough.) Each child was given a small amount of the three primary colors; red, blue and yellow.