2nd grade pastel resist drawings.
Recent outdoor art. 4th graders created giant outdoor tessellations in teams. 1st and 2nd graders created chalk and baby powder stencils. The courtyard smelled great!
Robot sculptures created by 2nd graders with our fabulous student teacher from Pratt! This project focused on creating a connection between form & function. Students gave their robots jobs and they had to design it with parts that could help it to do its job. The first robot pictured is a pizza making robot. The last robot is also a food making robot. Notice the serving tray arms on the side.
It’s been a while since I posted work coming out of the self-directed classes with 2nd, 3rd, and 4th. Only one of these pieces was based on a demonstration I presented as an option (Found object face, 7th from the top). Sometimes I worry that the quality of work or themes explored might suffer in a self-directed setting, that students won’t challenge themselves or think as creatively without more teacher direction. After searching through work for this post I feel reassured that this is not the case. Cause check out this awesome stuff! More to come soon around how I assess a self directed art class.
2nd, 3rd, and 4th grade Choice Drawing Projects. How about those metallic sharpie markers?!?! Amazing right?
At the beginning of every year students create self portraits in the art studio. This year they created collage self portraits. Younger grades were given oil pastels to add facial features. Older grades were encouraged to add 3 dimensional elements. They did an amazing job. These are all on display the whole year above their classroom door.