Dear Ms Clark, when it comes to parenting, I would like to know if there are any interesting art projects you can recommend. Is there something unusual I could do with my child that doesn’t require a lot of skill?
Art in Science: Consider the colors that show up in a slide under the microscope, have you ever thought about drawing or painting what you see there? How about capturing the beauty of our solar system? Watch the weather patterns drift and flow as one gigantic piece of art. Artists have been known to make art out of maps, feathers, toothpicks, seeds etc.
This is what makes art so interesting, there really are no boundaries. Artists are also experimenting with a wide range of materials and applying paint in any number of ways, have you tried painting with a spoon, spraying watercolor paint or just charging it up with lots of color and pouring it onto the surface (with supervision)?
Art in Engineering: How about working with recyclable items such as cans, plastic bottles and lids. They give you a perfect curve to start out with. Cut holes, glue together and make a shamrock for St Patricks Day. Perhaps your child likes puzzles, there are many ways to make your own.
4. Art in Math
If you end up in New York, (or just go online) you might want to visit
The MoMath museum, the only math museum in the United States is open to all ages but geared to 4th through 8th graders. The tour guide reminds us that math is beauty, pattern, engaging fun and colorful.
Oh and please write me back to let me know how your projects are turning out.