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This blog features art projects for children. These projects have been used in my classes. My lessons allow children to learn about all the elements and principles of art while striving to introduce them to many genres of art.
"It is the supreme art of the teacher to awaken joy in creative expression and knowledge." - Albert Einstein
Wednesday, April 28, 2010
This project was one of my favorites years ago so I decided to unearth it. Students in Grades 4 through 6 traced old socks to create their fantasy like monsters. The flexibility of the socks allowed for many different positions for tracing. We discussed all types of animals, insects, fish, dinosaurs, etc. to stir our imaginations. Once they were pleased with their compositions details were added such as scales, horns, legs and claws. The monsters were then outlined with black and white pastels then colored in by blending the pastels.
Wednesday, April 21, 2010
Saturday, April 10, 2010
Friday, April 9, 2010
"Magpie" by Claude Monet.
Many of the students didn't realize that a Magpie is a type of bird. This painting is a wonderful example of Impressionist art. It shows the attempt of the Impressionist artists to display sunlight in its many forms. In this case the beautiful sunlight of a cold winter landscape.
While the paint was drying we took out our scrap box and began cutting leaves, plants, flowers and lastly the table for our fishbowl.
The fishbowl itself was done using water color paint. We experimented with different shades of blue for the water as well as cutting different shapes for the fish bowl.
The fish were made from orange construction paper, drawn, cut out and lastly glued to the fish bowl.
In all this project took a solid three weeks with classes being 45 minutes each.
Plenty of personal interpretation is evident in the colorful and imaginative work of the students as they grew to understand the work of the great master Henri Matisse.