Make Art @ Home | Creating a Marble Painting

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Inspired by the way that Helen Frankenthaler and Morris Louis experiment with chance and the unexpected in their work, you can create your own unexpected paintings using the technique of marbling.

Light colored paper or card
Shaving foam (or shaving gel whipped up!)
Liquid watercolor (or inks or food coloring)
A container
Scissors and glue (optional)

Teaching Artist: Billie Rae Vinson
Music: Bumper Tag by John Deley

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