This is one of those projects that didn't exactly turn out as planned. But I think I like the end result here even better. Second graders, at Emerson looked at the color wheel and talked about various color families on the wheel. (Primary, Secondary, Intermediate etc.) Then they used scrap construction paper to create their own color wheels from torn paper. Many of the kids were having trouble with the concept of spacing their paper scraps evenly (mosaic style) and building a thick layer of color for each color on the wheel. As a result some color wheels were smaller than others. So I assembled them all together on our hall bulletin board and tah-dah, a beautiful group composition.
Wednesday, September 28, 2011
Fourth graders at FMI have been learning about the elements of design this week. I have done this project in the past, but I am really excited with the way they are turning out. We discussed the art elements line, shape, color and space individually and they created these striking compositions using oil crayon.
Thursday, September 15, 2011
Sunday, September 4, 2011
Many of you may be wondering just what "Flying Crayons" are? No, there are not projectile crayons flying through the air in the art room. Flying Crayons are actually winged paper crayons, classes receive when they have had a great day in art. Getting a crayon to present to their classroom teacher is a great incentive for younger students to actively and positively participate in class. I started using this idea several years ago. It is so simple but some times the simplest ideas are the best.