What does our art space look like? Jean from The Artful Parent would like to know. Her beautiful blog is one that I visit regularly to find creative ideas to use with my girls.
My two girls are 3.9 and 20 months old so on one hand I have a "big girl" who likes to create "by herself". She draws and draws and draws while Miss H on the other hand also likes to draw but would draw on things other than paper or cardboard if given the chance. Because of this, our art supplies are stored in various places but mainly up on top of the toy shelves, in stacked large containers in a hidden spot or in the kitchen. Miss M can ask for her art equipment at any time and knows that it has to go back once she is finished. Miss H can also ask to use the art equipment but it is mostly used with mine or daddy's supervision. We usually do messy art activities at the blue table, on the easel or even in the yard together.
I dream of the day when I can have an art trolley or shelving at kids height. It would be filled with equipment for all kinds of art and made available for them and their friends to use all day long. I don't think I'm too far away from that.
Our art space changes as it is part of the play room. I like to display the girls artwork on the walls. We move the easel and table around to follow the sun or space and we add new things to create with every now and again.
So here it is!
Our art space, ready for some arty fun to happen when the girls wake up from their day nap. I wonder what they will create!