Friday, March 30, 2012
Room 9: Art! for the great lesson idea. We constructed relief architecture facades using scrap matboard and cardboard, then used them as printing plates for crayon relief rubbings, with a final wash of watercolor resist over the top. The two pieces have different looks - the relief is graphic and sharp, while the resist is atmospheric and soft. The kids really enjoyed it!
Tuesday, March 27, 2012
Next, we cut a large and small palm tree from a black sheet after discussing what type of environment dinosaurs liked. We also cut a large and small dinosaur and placed them on the page to show depth of space. Students drew their own dinos, and cutting them was quite a challenge, but I really like the personality they have when free drawn. I am not against the use of templates (a real hot button issue in certain circles : ) ), and I know the cutting would have been much easier if we had used them, but I just thought we'd give it a shot and I think they turned out really fun and cute. My kindergarteners are pretty advanced this year, I must say. We did look at a few step-by-step "how to draw" sheets to help us choose which shapes to combine to make the dinosaurs we liked best. I think this lesson is a keeper!
|a poster I salvaged from a giveaway pile, eons ago : )|
Monday, March 26, 2012
Thursday, March 22, 2012
First graders are completing their stamp print/collage "Street Scenes." We made vehicles with the collage technique, and colorful backgrounds by printing different objects.
Thank you to the art teacher who posted this example on Artsonia , and also to the person who posted it on Pinterest where I came across it. This was one of my favorite results from this year - can't wait to hang them up!
|stamp printing bubble wrap and making roads from toy truck tire tracks|