28 November 2012
If you're an art teacher like me, you have boxes and bags of "things" people thought you might be able to use. Bags of spools, a box of wooden cones from thread, some small plastic lids from who knows what, washers and buttons and felt scraps, etc.
After all their items were arranged and glued into place, we painted them. This year is also the first year to try out tempera cakes instead of the jars we've used in the past. The first two classes have already decided they like these much better than the wet paints.
(paper towel for hair)
This one will be placed on the write-up pile and added to the curriculum lesson plan binder!
Did I also mention, we (I) wrote an email to Hanoch Piven and he sent an email back to us? The kids were so excited!
Thank you Mr. Piven!
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There are so many elements to this project but I do enjoy it. The kids get to work on materials they haven't used before, use materials they know in a new way, and they get to paint. That's always a favorite :)
Then we start coloring on coffee filters. Anything they want but it has to be in crayola or washable markers only. To keep them straight, we used a thin Sharpie marker on the edge to write their names.
At the end of class we wad them up and dip them in a little bit of water. Then let them dry overnight.
To begin the painting day, students drew "string trees" or trees with one single line all bunched up to look like trees reflected into the water at the edge of a pond. They also added some blue to the sky with the side of a crayon.
Then a color wash goes over the whole thing, as if the trees were under the water. Also let dry overnight.
The final day was assembly. A few lily pad leaves and our coffee filter flowers added to the surface of our ponds and we're finished.
Wednesday works - 2nd grade Drawing with Children lesson - toucans)
Here's a closer look at what the crayon rubbings do to the water/sky area. The kids loved this part the most.