The inspiration for these lovely color collages comes from Mrs. Knight's Smartest Artists. On day one, I asked my students to think of a color they would enjoy illustrating. We spent a lot of time talking about how to go about this and I demonstrated quite a bit. We folded a piece of drawing paper in half two times to create four rectangles - the perfect drawing space to create four illustrations to represent the chosen color. Sharpie and crayon were used to finish. On day two, students glued their illustrations onto a matching piece of construction paper. I made a sheet of alphabet letters for them to use so they could spell out their color for the center of the collage. This was a nice way to emphasize and pull it all together with a literacy connection. The last step was to add a border around the edge and the color word to jazz it all up!
Sunday, September 14, 2014
Friday, September 12, 2014
Saturday, September 6, 2014
On day two, we lightly sketched onto art paper referring to our sketches from the previous week.
Black paint was used to fill in the forms.
On day three, we made "walls" around the outside and inside of the letters to make a barrier in order to prevent the black tempera from coming back to life :) We also added patterns on top of the letters - we used construction paper crayons. Then students used Crayola watercolors to add paint to any white areas of the paper. These look so cool, especially when grouped together!