Wednesday, March 1, 2017

Mixed media still life, 1st grade

First graders continued their exploration of Nouns in Art - people, places, and things - with a mixed media still life. We looked at Van Gogh's sunflowers to get an idea of our composition, and we made a simple tabletop and vase. On a sheet of printing Styrofoam, we drew different shapes of flowers like roses, tulips, and sunflowers. We printed them using printing ink and cut them out to add to the picture. Andy Warhol is a great example of an artist who uses flowers in printmaking.
Thanks to for the inspiring idea!


  1. I Love these! Your students did a Great job!

  2. I love lessons like this that inlude so many art elements/principles!!

  3. This is beautiful :) What app are you using to make these collage style photos of many works of art? Love that look!!

    1. It is called FrameMagic, and the collage-y format is called freestyle


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