Third graders started out the year by creating abstract flowers inspired by Wassily Kandinsky. The flowers were displayed by class.
Next, third graders began creating portraits. Correct placement and proportion of facial features was the focus of this project. These selfie portraits include not only drawing, but hashtags that express individual interests. They then gave their selfies a "Paul Klee filter" with wet tissue paper. I found the inspiration for incorporating Paul Klee on Pinterest (my favorite teacher tool!)
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)!