I’ve been teaching art summer camps virtually this summer, which has been a new experience for me. The camp I offered was a 4-day virtual camp where each day we focused on a specific genre of music, famous musical artist or composer. I start off by reading a story to the children. Then the children created one art piece that had to do with that genre as well as one music instrument craft.
Here is our art creation for our Jazz genre. It’s pretty basic since it’s Process Art and the children can really create anything they wish. We listened to Jazz music while the children created.
Objective: Creating Process Art while learning about Jazz Music
- Black Construction Paper
- Scrapbooking Paper (Decorative hues paper, printed origami paper, metallic paper, scrap paper pack)
- Yarn or Ribbon
- Music Sheet
Step 1: What would Music look like if you could see it? Would it flow across the room, would it zig zag, would it be natural colors or vibrant?
Step 2: Gather your supplies.
Step 3: Tear up your pieces of paper and glue them all around your black construction paper. Add any items that you wish to create your very own Jazz Music Art.
The beauty of this project is that everyone will have a unique picture. There are so many ways for kids to express themselves through art. You can even use a printout of the horn instrument and glue to your paper to imagine the music flowing out from that. You could also draw your own.
There is no wrong way to create art – this is all about using your imagination and expressing yourself creatively.
About the Author:
Randi is the founder of How 2 Play Today. She created this online community to share ideas and help inspire others to create. Randi has always had an interest in child psychology and has been following that passion since she was a kid herself. Over the years, Randi has been capturing adventures of her and her children and sharing these ideas on her website at how2play.today. This helps busy parents and caregivers who want to play more with their kids but need ideas, product suggestions, and a simple guide for activities.