Exploration of the Day – artist Keri Smith offers daily art ideas for children at home

We wanted to share the web address of artist Keri Smith who has set up daily art ideas for children to do at home using objects around us.Here’s an example from yesterday:

Drawing to Sounds

Mar 18 Written By Keri Smith


Listen to all of the sounds in your environment. We are going to use these sounds to represent different drawing commands. For example, If you hear music, then you draw some squiggly lines. If you are hearing many sounds at once you must pick one at a time to draw. Here is a set of rules, but feel free to make up your own rules based on the sounds unique to your environment. You could also use different sounds to represent different colors.

music = squiggly lines

human voices = small dots

bird sounds = dotted lines

traffic/car sounds = fast scribbles

machine sounds = circles

dog barking = triangles

silence = cloud shapes

person yelling = dark, thick lines

airplane = smudges

Research: Pauline Oliveros

“Deep Listening is listening in every possible way to everything possible to hear no matter what you are doing.” -Pauline Oliveros


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