As a painter and color enthusiast myself, I get really fired up for a good session of painting with the kids. Fifth graders are beginning their nonobjective color studies, inspired by works from Paul Klee, Arthur Dove, and Sonia Delauney. We completed a prep sheet with thumbnail sketches, plotted compositions, and mapped out color schemes, then dove right in. After umpteen years of washing paint trays, I finally figured out how to use lidded condiment cups and magazines as palettes - just peel off and toss! Super easy.
working with a monochromatic scheme
inspirational posters with student art
On another note, last week, I had a group of students who I don't usually see come for a lesson, so I decided to try out a craft - something we typically don't have in our curriculum, but this was not a "regulation" day so we went for it. Found on Pinterest, click here for original site.