Kindergarteners made tall ice cream cones. We talked about overlapping, adding details, and cross hatching. :)
I would like to begin with the fact that this is a project I learned about from another blogger: smART Class . I needed a project for students to work on in second and third grade as they finished their previous projects. This was awesome! Everyone was included, it required a lot of peer communication, and all of the results were beautiful. Again, I can't take credit for this idea, but I wanted to share how it went in our classrooms!
These were a couple other pieces at Artworks. I want to share them before I send them back. This was such a cool project. The second grade team came to me asking if we could incorporate their desert unit theme into class. Second graders discussed what they knew about the desert environment and each drew very unique pictures with Sharpies. We used warm colored construction paper and construction paper crayons.
This past weekend, I was able to exhibit some student artwork at Artworks 2015 located at Lincolnway East High School. It was a great time and I am now regretting the fact that I took so few photos of the event. I will post what I did take, though.
Third graders started this project by watching a short video about Rodrigue and his "Blue Dog". Before drawing, students discussed why they thought he was so inspired by the blue dog. They also shared what inspires them and what they could see themselves drawing over and over and over again.
I really liked how these paintings turned out. The colorful dogs also seem to be adding some fun to the hallways!
I am always so happy with the amount of excitement and engagement my students have with Thiebaud-inspired art projects. The "buy-in" is always high, so students really want to make their projects look as realistic as possible. In this lesson, students chose their media. Most opted for mixed-media. And although I am not a fan of glitter, this project just called for it. So we used a lot. A lot.
I am a K - 5th grade art teacher at Wilson Creek Elementary and Anna McDonald School in Manhattan, IL. I am also a mother of two little girls (who share my love of art)!