Saturday, February 11, 2012

Snow Flake Banners and Snowy Landscapes

I have to admit I have been slacking off on the blog. My students have been doing such wonderful stuff in the art room and I NEED to share it!

Kirigami Snowflakes

In second grade I always like to do a lesson on symmetry. I go this great lesson from Dali's Moustache, This project took me about 2 to 3 days for the students to complete. Cutting the snowflakes was a bit challenging to them, but I really think it was something learned and remembered. Several told me they went home and made their own.

I hung several in the hall in January with yarn.

Things to remember next time I do this lesson, purchase more liquid glitter! Easier for the students to use and less messy.

This nine weeks with my other set of second graders we will be working on Japanese Notan. Lesson on the balance of light and dark and incorporates symmetry I think as well.

Whose woods these are I think I know.

His house is in the village though;

He will not see me stopping here

To watch his woods fill up with snow.....

Robert Frost
This winter lanscape project was a great one. First nine weeks my students did the tint and shade lesson "Ghost Tree". Second Nine weeks I needed a value lesson for this set of third graders.I found this one on another teachers blog, and totally forgot, where. I will found out and post that! I changed mine just a little and used shade too. This lesson also incorporates space as the color gets lighter and shapes get smaller as they go back.

Tint was used in the blue for the snow and shade with green trees.

This lesson took al total of two days. But we were pushing it. Maybe next time Ill take my time and stretch it out.

The paint spatters by far their favorite!!

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