Virtual Visual Arts Featuring Tape Art with Household Materials!
Recently, our Visual Arts teacher conducted a creative Virtual Visual Arts project, featuring tape art, with students from kindergarten to grade 8! Tape art is an artwork created with adhesive tapes such as duct tape or packing tape. It developed from urban art in the 1960s, as an alternative to the widespread use of spray can art in the urban art scene. The tape is used to produce a “stained glass” effect when applied to glass or plastic. The tape art is then attached to a wall to form the outline of an image or can be shaped into three-dimensional sculptures.
Students from kindergarten to all grades will enjoy using tape while creating their art masterpieces. This activity encourages fine motor skills, compositional choices, creative thinking, and more. Children and adults will enjoy this craft activity that can be done at home. All you need are some supplies, including tape, acrylic or water-based paints, and a thick piece of construction paper. Our students put together a video of their Tape Art from last week’s lesson.