This was an exciting one day project before vacation for students to really get those creative brain cells moving! They began with a quick self portrait in the middle of a tri-folded piece of paper then began folding the flaps to create characters, creatures, etc. They had to include detail, fill the space of each rectangle and use solid color to complete their tangles masterpieces.
For this project students learned about textures, overlapping line designs, organic and geometric shapes.
Students continued their knowledge of texture with this two class project based around author/illustrator Eric Carle. Looking at different his different books students discussed what type of textures they could see and tried to guess what Carle used to create them with. Using bubble wrap students filled in one page, then using different cool colored paints they blended a second page then used the end of their paintbrush to create scratchy scribbled lines. The final step was to create a sea creature with warm colors to contrast the cool.
For this project students learned about the famous artist Louise Nevelson and her found object sculptures. Students talked about what they saw within her sculptures, the colors she chose, the various sizes of her work, and what it means to be a sculpture. Students created these sculptures from cut pieces of cardboard, beads and caps. Each class was assigned a different color that they learned how to paint in layers and how to look at their sculpture from all angles.
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