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Warm & Cool Swirling Leaves

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I've been wanting to post about these for awhile, but Blogger kept rotating my photos. Finally, I figured out how to copy & paste them in from Picassa. Yay!
Warm & Cool Swirling Leaves I made these beauties with first graders.
Materials: Here is what we used: white drawing  paper (9" X 12"), tissue paper (cut in to small squares), Mod-Podge or other decoupage glue, foam brushes, scissors, pencil, black markers- thick, chalk pastels, variety of 9" X 12" construction paper in cool colors, black construction paper (12" X 15"), glue

 Encounter:   Here is what we did:
We first studied warm & cool colors and played a sorting game (pictured below). I laminated several rectangles of construction paper & added a magnet to the back. Students take turns coming up and placing their colors in the correct area.




We then decoupaged tissue paper to the white drawing paper. I gave each table a tray of tissue paper squares. I did NOT separate the w…

This Land Is My Land- Mini Art Camp #3

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This summer I hosted ten art camps for kids in my area. The kids came on two different days and we created several projects together. I tried to keep the groups small due to the limited space. (I have a new studio space to use for next year- more on that in the near future!)


I really enjoyed my time with these young artists.

Here are photos from the third camp entitled "This Land Is My Land".