We did sidewalk art last year on the last day of school. I made sidewalk chalk by filling cardboard tubes with plaster mixed with paint. I also mixed some paint with cornstarch and water to use with brushes. The problem was on that day, I realized the images would look better outlined in black so I quickly thinned some black tempera with water for them to use. We did this on May 23 and the last of the lines disappeared in November. The kids had great fun, though. They worked on sketches the day before we went out. Linda in So. Dak.
From: Lea, Robin [mailto:RLea@stths.org]
Sent: Monday, April 15, 2002 1:19 PM
To: ArtsEdNet Talk
Subject: RE:Sidewalk art
Have any of you done sidewalk art? We did it last year with chalk but I
wonder about oil pastels so the work would be bright. Do pastels come out
of the sidewalk? How long would it take? Any other info about side walk
work would be appreciated.
Thanks Robin in Raleigh