1st grade read Where the Wild Things Are by Maurice Sendak. We used his wild creatures to inspire our drawings. Students used dice to decide which body part choice they would use and had to draw BIG. Then they added textures to their Wild Things by doing crayon rubbings on top of texture plates or different objects in the room. The final touch was to add a background and trace with sharpie. Each artist created a unique artwork with a lot of personality.
Kinder create these awesome spooky spiderwebs using secondary colors. The spiders were made using printmaking techniques like stamping with fingers and cardboard. Eric Carle's book The Very Busy Spider inspired these artworks.
Kindergarten was also inspired by Wayne Thiebald's dessert for their project. They used the primary colors to make their very own Popsicle project. This project used a lot of skills- painting, drawing, cutting, gluing. Students even got to make a "brown" by mixing all 3 primary colors together. Our browns were an experiment and some turned out better than others. Loved this simple project that turned out so sweet.
1st grade explored color mixing using liquid watercolors. They were able to use these secondary colors to paint their Wayne Thiebald inspired ice cream cones. Each student had to create 3 ice cream cones with 3 scoops. We learned how color mixing is like science and math and cooking. Our artists had to use the Engineering Design Process to create and improve their team's colors. I love the way they turned out and the conversations I heard during the project. "The green is too blue, it needs more yellow." "Don't add too much red because yellow is a weak color!"
To review students partnered up and played a color sorting game. The game was to sort the colors into primary and secondary or into the color equations fast each time.