I just wrapped up an art enrichment class that was held after school. This class was open to all 1st-6th graders. The birdhouses reflected the students personalities and they turned out really cool! The kids had a blast painting them and then adding all sorts of fun things to the wood surface.
I absolutely adore this project! We drew the kitty together and outlined them in sharpie. We then discussed what complimentary colors are and how to find them on the color wheel. Complimentary colors are directly across the color wheel from each other and they look good together. The kids then had to color their cats with a complimentary color scheme and also use at least two values in the cat.
I saw this project on Artsonia.com and thought it was so cute, so I decided to do it with my kindies. They did a great job with cutting and gluing and the complimentary colors are great!
I try to scrapbook in my spare time. I’ve always loved the wonderful patterned papers! Last year I found this book full of black and white scrapbook paper and waited until inspiration struck. They became the perfect place to rest these painted apples! The first graders and I discussed how to shade the apples with a highlight to help give them the appearance of having FORM rather than just SHAPE. It was their first opportunity to really try to blend colors, and they did a pretty nice job with it.
This project was a hit with my fourth graders. We drew the basic landscape together and then the kids filled in the landscape with all sorts of different patterns. They did a really good job of coming up with some creative ideas. We also discussed the fact that their patterns should be about 80% color and 20%, they were not supposed to fill in an area with solid color.