Mud Painting with Jeni Wightman – SandBox Event February 7, 2015

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On Saturday February 7, Jeni Wightman, visiting artist for Washington College’s SandBox came to KidSPOT to do a workshop on mud paintings. Jeni’s approach combines art and science. In her artwork, she crafts water-tight sculptural frames and fills them with different water and mud samples, then allows the micro-organisms to grow, creating a colorful work of art.

Jeni talked about making observations in art and in science and how we perceive colors and art. Participants then had a chance to build a mini-ecosystem of their own that will grow bacteria that will change colors and create a work of art.

Click here for more pictures from the event: Mud Paintings with Jeni Wightman

Were you there? Send a picture of your mud painting to kidspot@chestertownriverarts.org!