5th graders are collaborating with the kindergarteners for this project. Kindergarteners worked in teams to draw monsters. 5th graders chose a monster and interviewed the kindergarten artists to find out more details about the monster. Next the 5th graders will be creating plush versions of the monsters and packaging for their toys. These are their package design plans.
2nd, 3rd, and 4th grade Choice Drawing Projects. How about those metallic sharpie markers?!?! Amazing right?
2nd grade has begun choice based art making a few weeks back. So far they have the drawing, painting, and collage centers open. 2nd grade is so full of ideas they want to create imagery of.
First graders just finished up a long comic book project. For the stories in the comic book we did a “pass the comic” routine. Each student divided their paper into 4. Then they created the first panel. Then we passed the comic. So technically 4 students worked on the interior pictures and stories. Color sticks and sharpies were used on the inside.
The covers were an entirely different lesson. We looked at several examples of comic book covers. And discussed that titles are big and bold. The artwork has the main character doing something related to the content of the story. Last they all needed to put who the artist was.
After several weeks of creating the comic we finished them up with some simple book binding. A little tricky at first, but we worked in small groups on the rug with a lot of one on one help.
In the pictures above you see the cover and interior page side by side. We have “Going to the Zoo”, “The Pizza that Ate His Self” (one of my personal favorites), “People at the Supermarket”, and “Ironman 3”.
Choice art is now in full effect with 4th, 3rd, and 2nd graders. Every class I teach is even more exciting than before when I led the project. I still demo a lesson, but when I move about the room asking kids about their work it’s a unique conversation every time because they are all working on something different. Before I would walk up and ask what are working on? And of course I already knew. They were working on the project I told them to work on. Don’t get me wrong there is still a time and place for a more guided project. For example 4th graders are doing marbling this week. 2nd graders will be creating some transportation printmaking projects later in the year. But man the diverse work the kids are creating is astounding!