I have been waiting a full year to post this project! Last year, I had to document all of the steps and by the time I did that, it was too late to blog about it. This is one of my second graders' favorite projects and it was adapted from a lesson that has been floating around the net for awhile. In that lesson, the kids all made witches, but I thought my kids would like more variety, so I came up with this.
Materials: Info (books, visuals, videos) about Pablo Picasso, construction paper in all colors, scissors, glue, scissors, black marker, patterns for heads (see below), masking tape, pencils, variety of items for decorating (google eyes, glitter, pipe cleaners, etc.), metallic markers
Art History: Discuss Pablo Picasso and share various examples of his cubist portraits. I show the video Dropping In On Picasso.
Step 1- The Head Hand out patterns for the monster heads, I have 4 different patterns that I hand out to each table. We discuss which shape head would make each type…
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.
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
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…
We recently held our annual art show at the high school. Although I am only posting the pictures of my students' work, we also had musical performances, dance, and other visual arts displays. You have to start somewhere! I post these photos because I love to see how the show progresses. What begins as a room full of tape-balled artwork slowly becomes a gallery of student masterpieces! We begin at 10:00 AM and finished at 3:30 PM, which made me veeerrrry happy, as we usually finish around 5, as people are arriving.
Yep, that's me, hard at work.
I should have taken more photos of these Laurel Burch animal collages because they were gorgeous. My 1st graders really impressed me this year. You can see the story describing the project posted to the left of the display. Many parents told me that they enjoy reading these and better understanding what we create in art class.
Romare Bearden inspired collages made by 4th Grade.
These 4th Grade projects took FOREVER to finish, but the results…