I've been wanting to do some type of "Pour Painting" ever seeing this video a while back. I've been hesitant because I wasn't sure about using so much paint for a project that might not turn out well, and also wondering how to manage a class of students doing the "pour" art all at the same time.
So when last day of school came around, I had a number of old canvases that had been donated and a number of small bottles of acrylics paints and decided to let the kids go for it.
I loved watching them experiment with the colors and dripping the paint down the canvases, but if I ever do the project again, I'll do it on a different day rather than the last day of school. Last day of school is too crazy already, and to add a crazy art lesson was too much for me.
I can share though that the project used less paint than I thought it would. Just a little paint dripped a long ways.
I originally had a few different ideas for dripping the paint. Using spoons, using syringes (that was messy joke!), but eventually I realized for the purpose of having 12 kids doing the project at the same time meant that they just had to pour the paints right out of the 2 oz. bottles. Next time I'll plan farther in advance and get more cans of paint donated and we'll use spoons.