Quilling with 1st graders! This is one of my favorite 1st grade art projects. this year I stretched it a bit more. We reviewed the variety of lines we learned as kindergarteners (check out that project here). Then we looked at some examples of artists who use quilling in their work like Lisa Nilsson. Students then created their own quilling projects focusing on line. Students who needed an extra challenge are encouraged to create shapes. This took 2 classes. During the last half of the second day, we did observational drawings of our quillings and discussed the difference between 2D and 3D work.
ther projects in the works. Some wire line sculptures by Kinder, abstract alphabet drawings by 1st grade, and giant quilling projects all piled up by 1st grade. 1st grade has been prolific recently!
Quilling is art where strips of paper are rolled, shaped and glued together to create decorative designs. 1st graders created these amazing paper sculptures over the course of two class periods. I mounted them to poster board using hot glue. I think this might be one of my favorite projects all year! It was so fun watching the kids experiment and try and create the variety of shapes and lines they know.