The tutorials on this page are available are provided in coordination with our art kits. Please keep in mind that there are many techniques and variations, and we encourage you to experiment and have fun! If you have any questions or ideas, feel free to contact us.
After you open the box, be sure to check that the lids of each paint bottle are tightened, then shake vigorously for 15-30 seconds. Next, proceed to the PDF to learn how to mix up your favorite colors and try your hand at different pouring techniques for a truly unique masterpiece.
Got a colander? You can pour paint through this (kids, ask your parents first)! The paint can be washed off while it’s still wet. It’s a lot harder to wash it off after the paint dries, so you should have a sink full of warm water before you begin.
Water marbling, also known as Ebru, is an ancient Turkish art that involves using a thickened bath of water to float paint on. As the paint floats, you'll using a stylus, wood stick, combs, rakes, etc. to create designs. Bonus- if you have more paint left over, use typing paper to capture more designs for beautiful art. Check to make sure lids are on tight, and shake vigorously for 30-60 seconds. Pigments can settle to the bottom and require proper blending for best results.
Research indicates that patients with dementia benefit from, “enhanced communication, brain function and social interaction. In fact, visual art can trigger dormant memories and emotions, inspiring conversations among these patients who normally struggle to express themselves.”
Engaging in creating art, “stimulates the whole brain. Instead of just responding to images, patients must plan, remember, create patterns and use motor skills.”
If you think you might want to try more art kits or come in for classes, be sure to sign up for a Chartiers Creek Creative Membership. Our members receive 20% off all art kits and classes!