Age group for 5 and up (or anyone wants to help to clean)
(Adults, this is your chance!)
A pile of dirty dishes in the sink
Sponge to clean the dish
Markers or crayons
Sketch paper, at least 8x11.
Ruler (if you need it)
Picture taking device
Someone to help you take pictures
Hand towel for drying your hands
Before you start washing Dishes:
1. Take a picture of the way dishes got piled up in the sink.
2. Hand position: Look where your fingers are positioned. Do you have one hand holding
the dish and use the other to scrub? (Ask a family member to take a few picture).
3. How does the soap foam up and got moved by your sponge? (Ask a family member to
take a picture)
4. How does the water wash away all the soap foam? How do the water droplets look
when hitting the dishes (Ask a family member to take pictures)
5. If you are putting washed dishes in a drying rack, how are they organized? (Ask a
family member to take a picture.
6. Lastly, how do you dry your hands? (Ask a family member to take a picture)
Some artists find inspirations from their daily routine. Washing dishes is one of them. Charles Courtney Curran (1861–1942)'s Emily and Her Tea Set and Jessie Willcox Smith's Girl Doing Dishes are two examples. Australia artist, John Bokor, is famous of his visual recording of daily objects.
Charles Courtney Curran, Washing Dishes Emily and Her Tea Set
Jessie Willcox Smith, Girl Doing Dishes.
John Bokor, Dishes in the SInk. (Australia Artist) Image retrieved from Pinterest