Posts Tagged by collage
|December 5, 2014||Posted by Cristy under Kindergarten|
Here’s something new I tried with my kinders. I ran across a third grade Dhurrie Dug “Magic Carpet” lesson on the fabulous “The Elementary Art Room!” by Megan Swartz and thought it might be a good intro to cutting and gluing paper with my littlest artists. Turns out – it’s perfect. Granted, these little guys haven’t developed the polish that an older artist might bring to the project, but we spent one session cutting stripes (The wavy/ziggy stripes were hard – next time I’ll just ask for straight stripes) the next session I showed them how to cut squares and triangles from stripes and how to use a folded piece of paper as a paintbrush and a puddle of glue on a scrap to manage teeny pieces of paper. They loved making their patterns. Finally I taught them how to make holes and attach the fringe. They LOVED it. The classroom was dead silent with intense focus as they applied their new skill to the edges of their paper. I made the fringe-making optional so that if a kid found it too hard he/she could go back to making the patterns on the stripes. The project was time-consuming (Next year I’ll allow four half-hour sessions) but the progression through skills was perfect and the enthusiasm was super high from my little rug makers! We found a keeper! (Love the blogosphere! – thanks Megan!)
|November 25, 2014||Posted by Cristy under Fifth grade|
|November 24, 2014||Posted by Cristy under Fifth grade|
|November 19, 2014||Posted by Cristy under Fifth grade|
Notan (according to Wiki) is is a Japanese design concept involving the play and placement of light and dark as they are placed next to the other in art and imagery.
|November 18, 2013||Posted by Cristy under First grade, Uncategorized|
First graders make collages from torn tissue paper that depict insects in their habitat. The tearing is a new skill, and they use glue with a paint brush to get the tissue stuck down. It’s a challenging project all around, but Mya is really rocking it, isn’t she?
Bonus vocabulary: transparent, opaque and translucent!