Thursday, January 24, 2013

Collages-Alma Woodsey Thomas Style

Cut or torn-Alma Woodsey Thomas Collages...always a hit in 3rd grade and a super way to use up the scrap box that is overflowing this time of year.
Original post HERE

Friday, January 18, 2013

Hearts-Jim Dine

I've done this project several different ways over the years but once again changed it up this year. I asked the students to follow the color wheel around when doing their crayon rubbing over the texture plates--making sure to overlap each color in order to achieve the intermediate colors. I base this project on actual and implied textures but now it's became a color wheel project too. The background was done with watercolor markers. At the end we added glitter for texture-I've also done foil in the past.
We also checked out several works of art by Jim Dine.

More Wolf Kahn Trees-3rd

I pulled this project out from two years ago (original post)  and decided to change some things. We really always keep growing as teachers. I decided this time to have the students add a shadow to the trees using the color that would be the next shade darker. The students used oil pastels and pressed very hard with color #1 and then on just one side and branches with the next shade darker- color #2. On day 2 we studied the color wheel and chose contrasting analogous colors for the watercolor background. I added salt at the end and came out with a nice wintry scene. We also looked at several paintings by Wolf Kahn- HERE.