First graders just completed one of my all time favorite projects: Eric Carle Collages. First students create patterned tissue paper with tempera paint. We use a variety of brushes and stamps. Then we use the patterned paper to create animals, plants, or bugs. This year we have a dragon in the mix, a butterfly drinking nectar, and a pregnant cat (at the bottom). AMAZING!
Kindergarteners just finished up these great mixed media pieces. We read the story “If the Dinosaurs Came Back” by Bernard Most then created drawings of cities using geometric shapes. Afterward students cut out shapes from pre-drawn templates. Then we collaged them together and added a pattern to the body and face and added them to our cities.
eometric Cities. These drawings were created by 1st graders who were reviewing geometric shapes and learning how when shapes are combined they create more complex shapes. We looked at the work of Paul Klee and his painting “Castle and Sun”.
ints, shades and tones created by 3rd grade. Students learned about organic vs. geometric shapes and practiced drawing them to use as a template for their color mixing practice. This warm up exercise will help everyone practice mixing tints, shades and tones before creating monochromatic landscape paintings.