An oldie, but goodie. I like to use this landscape project during the fall because the kids squeal with delight when we print the foliage from one side of the paper to the other. It's so magical! The first part of the project focuses on drawing with symmetry which is a great learning challenge for the 1st graders. Impressionist artists are a natural connection for this painting project.
Saturday, November 23, 2013
Wednesday, November 13, 2013
Wow, time is flying and I am having a very difficult time keeping up with the posting of all our really cool art assignments! This is an oldie but goodie......I had the kids work it out a little differently than normal. The first day was spent working as a "color scientist." Students were asked to mix paint directly onto the very large art paper and try to make as many colors as possible. The following week, we reviewed the lines of art and painted them directly onto our paintings using black paint. Beautiful abstracts!!!
These charming ice cream cone collages are just the sweetest little pieces of work! A very time consuming art assignment, but completely worthwhile and totally fun. I think the results are fantastic! I was inspired by a post at Splats, Scraps and Glue Blobs. If you'd like any tips on how we went about it, please feel free to inquire!
Saturday, November 2, 2013
Who doesn't enjoy a cityscape project?! Every year, I try to do one pretty early on with my Kindergarten classes. This year, I decided to throw in a mixed-media twist. We focused on so many things......we learned about the horizon line and how placement in our work creates depth and that outlining can sharpen up our subject matter and make things "pop." Students were able to show the time of day in their piece and had an option of whether or not to include telephone poles (as you can see, many wanted to add that detail!) Enjoy!