Day One Creation Station is a Success

This morning the gallery was filled with the excitement and chatter of young children as they explored the magic of the creative process. Julie Liddle led a group of ten children during her Make a Splash! art program  designed for parent/child  pairs. Ms. Liddle guided the children through a world of  big and small fish in our oceans by reading “I’m the Biggest Thing in the Ocean” by Kevin Sherry. After story time the children were off to the tables to begin creating their own big and little fishes. Through a series of small drawings and a large mural, the students were able to explore art materials including oil pastel, watercolor, and salt. These media allowed each child to learn the special effects of the wax resist process and how the absorption properties of salt can add texture to a work of art – at a preschool level, of course. Let’s not forget the parents. Each of this morning’s mommies enjoyed watching her child learn about these processes and, more importantly, interacting with their children in a creative forum.

Thank you Julie Liddle for bringing your artistic and teaching skills to the Greater Reston Arts Center and we look forward to the next few weeks of creative exploration that will fill the gallery.


4 thoughts on “Day One Creation Station is a Success

    1. Thanks so much for your comments. We love having these young children in the gallery exploring the world of art and Julie is a wonderful teacher. If you find yourself in the GRACE neighborhood, please drop by. We’d love to treat your kids to an Explore More! art bucket.

  1. Thanks for the nice write-up! I had a blast…what a great bunch of eager artists (and moms), and what a great environment to ignite their creativity. I am so appreciative of all the helping hands. Eager to see more photos and can’t wait for next week.

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