These turned out so cute! The kindies drew the monsters with me step-by-step. When we were done they outlined them with black sharpie and then colored their monsters with marker, using whatever colors they wanted. We then painted the background. This was my first lesson with the kindies this year it was a big success…they’ve got art in their blood! We talked about contrast and also about how our color choices reflect who we are.
We have been working on our Original Works projects for the first three weeks of school. This was fourth grades project. They had to draw a fish bowl, but the twist was that the fish bowl was in either an outdoor setting, or a setting of their choice. The students were able to experiment and add their own personal touch.
Our sixth graders loved a second grade Original Works project so much they begged me to do it too, so I modified the assignment so it was more appropriate for a sixth grade lesson. We discussed how art communicates to an audience, so the cupcakes should be a reflection of who they are. It was surprising when I showed examples to other classes after the first group was complete as to how many students were able to guess who created the piece. We discussed Food Network and how culinary arts are a type of art in our society.