Monthly Archives: March 2013

Playful Penguins

Playful Penguins

The kids really enjoyed this project!  We started by painting the background. We discussed how the background should be a reflection of who they are, what colors and lines they like, etc.  We then created the penguins with a step by step process.  The kids drew the ice bergs using some lines to help them look 3-d.  They then cut all the pieces out and glued them down to the background paper.  Then the fun part began…the kids got to sort through all sorts of fun 3-d supplies to add on to make their penguins unique and fun.  They have tons of personality!

 

Swimming Hippos

Swimming Hippos

Our first graders did these adorable hippos in water.  We drew the hippos together and the students had to add five sea life/creatures underwater.  We then colored the underwater things a little lighter so that when we painted on top of it you would see the color but it would appear hazy as if underwater.  It was a great lesson for the kids to learn how pressure can affect the outcome of color.

April Showers

April Showers

Our kindies are so talented!  These duckies are so adorable and make me excited for the spring showers coming up.  The kids did an amazing job painting around all their details and controlling their watercolors.

Pop Art Self Portraits

Pop Art Self Portraits

This project was awesome!  The kids really enjoyed it too, even though it took a while.  We started out by talking about Pop Art and Roy Lichtenstein.  We talked about what images you might see in Pop Art today.  We then headed to the tech lab to take our pictures. I told the kids they could do any kind of pose they wanted.  We then traced the pictures, focusing on the main contour lines of the face.  After this we used a circle template to create the circles.  When the kids got to the background they had to come up with a phrase that they say frequently, connecting the art to themselves and also speaking to their audience.  The students were then able to personalize their backgrounds with colors and shapes of their choice.