Wednesday, October 30, 2013
On the next class day I set up musical instruments and a few other objects around the room. I had a guitar, a mandolin, a viola, a trumpet, a flute and a trombone. I added an apple, a manikin, a styrofoam skeleton and a Puerto Rican inspired mask. The kiddos were to divide their paper first using lines and geometric shapes. They were then allowed to walk around the room and draw the musical instruments of their choice. They could use just a piece of one or three. They had to have at least three objects total and then they had to balance the space using color, cut-outs of keyboards and sheet music and/or pattern. The cubism aspect helped the kids be a little less self-conscious about their drawing "ability". All in all I consider it a success. I have hundreds of these posted in the hallway!
Wednesday, September 25, 2013
Saturday, September 21, 2013
The kids are adorable and beautiful! They poke me and give me drawings! They fall off their chairs! The previous art teacher and the other elementary art teacher were good enough to leave me their lesson plans. I used them the first day and then I came up with my own morphs thanks in part to the wonderful people who share lessons on Pinterest! These sunflowers are the the stunning result of one of these morphs. The lesson scheduled was a pointillism leaf. I didn't have a leaf so I found a pointillism sunflower center on Pinterest. The Pinterest Poster used paint for the entire project. I used one class for the kiddies to trace circles and apply pointillist dots! I used the second session for the kiddies to draw the petals and vase. The third for color using their choice of crayon, colored pencil or marker! The results were awesome!