We continue with the art-ivities at the Creative Remix workshop that I facilitated at the Roundhouse Centre. Today I bring you SPIN ART!
Turn things you already have at home into fun spin art machines! Try what we used in class — a mini toy gear and a salad spinner…
A- Spin Art using a Mini Toy Gear
I was looking for something I could use to make spin art. I found this toy gear at a Thrift Store. Here goes…
- Using masking tape, secure the mini round paper to the platform of mini machine
- Press/use different coloured markers onto the paper while the machine is spinning
- Keep adding colors until you are satisfied with the results.
Here are some of my students’ works:
Then we turned them into key rings, by using self-adhesive laminating sheets, strings and rings… check out their final creations
B- Spin Art using a Salad Spinner
Here is another fun and simple tool to use to create beautiful spin art…the salad spinner.
- Using masking tape, secure the paper onto the basket of the salad spinner
- Apply paint (acrylic or tempera) by hand, brush or by squirting it onto the paper, cover and then spin away!!!
- Open spinner, check results, keep adding paint and spin until you get desired results.
Optional: Spritz a bit of water if you want the paint to flow more (as long as paper quality allows it).
Here are some of my students’ fabulous salad spinner creations:
Here is an option as a post-spinning activity… “Figure it out!” Get the students to look at their spin art and find the figure or hidden image in their work and highlight it with a black sharpie. This is a great activity for expressive arts therapy.