The expression on his face says it all! Creating an abstract collage seemed simple enough, but then the students were required to created 3-D elements within it. Students were up for the challenge and began to curl paper, fold paper, stack shapes up with bits of cardboard, etc. This student took it to the next level when he decided to see how high he could create his collage (can I even call it that now or is it now considered a sculpture?!)
This first grader told me he was "making a city". Love it. And check out that big-ole-bin of scraps. First graders were even finding left over wrapping paper in there from the 2nd grade Holiday Pop Art Collage.
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)!