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.
Here is art shelf. Below is a peek into those baskets and boxes.
A divided box with an assortment of art treasures.
A basket of found nature items.
The tried and true toilet rolls.
A basket of pipecleaners.
A basket of fake flower petals.
A basket of plastic bottle caps and packaging.
A basket of wood pieces.
A basket of large rocks.
A basket of river rocks.
A basket of wood discs.
A basket of glass discs.
A basket of assorted scraps.
A basket of fabric pieces.
A basket of construction paper pieces.
A basket of wire. (Love this!)
A couple bowls of beads.
A basket of cardboard pieces and another basket of paper scraps.
A box of colored tissue paper.
A tray of assorted metal art treasures.
A divided plastic container of ribbons and yarn.
A little box of special hole punches.
A basket of tin cans, plastic lids and cardboard rolls.
A peek at the displayed creations.
Tomorrow we will look at writing materials.
Thank you Patty! This is such a treat!