First, a big thank-you to Patty and her co-teacher Jenni for sharing their amazing classrooms!!

Hold on tight!  This is a massive post!  But it will be worth every visual morsel.  First, I am going to share most of the items in Patty’s Art Center.  Then, following the materials, I have posted a few of the open-ended creations the children created in this center.

I absolutely think it is critical to provide access to open-ended art in the classroom.  I love how Patty has provided such a diversity of materials.
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Here is art shelf.  Below is a peek into those baskets and boxes.
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A divided box with an assortment of art treasures.

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A basket of found nature items.

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The tried and true toilet rolls.

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A basket of pipecleaners.

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A basket of fake flower petals.
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A basket of plastic bottle caps and packaging.

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A basket of wood pieces.

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A basket of large rocks.

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A basket of river rocks.

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A basket of wood discs.

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A basket of glass discs.

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A basket of assorted scraps.

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A basket of fabric pieces.

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A basket of construction paper pieces.

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A basket of wire.  (Love this!)

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A couple bowls of beads.

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A basket of cardboard pieces and another basket of paper scraps.

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A box of colored tissue paper.

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A tray of assorted metal art treasures.

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A divided plastic container of ribbons and yarn.
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A little box of special hole punches.
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A basket of tin cans, plastic lids and cardboard rolls.

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A peek at the displayed creations.

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Tomorrow we will look at writing materials.
Thank you Patty!  This is such a treat!