Yesterday, we introduced a new collage palette. There are six different types of materials available and glue in jars with paintbrushes. While collaging is now a familiar language, the lack of glue sticks and glue bottles seems to have created the opportunity to explore different techniques for spreading the glue.
Today, Marley and Sylvie provided a beautiful example of two different techniques that the children are using for their collage work. Marley tended to use her brush to spread the glue directly on her small piece of paper before adhering it to her base. She used a variety of hand positions to hold the brush and brushed it both up and down the paper (adjusting her hand as needed). Once the paper was placed on her base, if she needed to add more glue, she removed it, brushed the glue on, and then returned it to it's previous spot.