Artist Trading Cards & Fall Trees
This week in art
K1 classes worked on phase #3 of their art through process series. we completed our background,added the tree and now created the leaves. We used india ink, a brush, a straw, Q-tips and an eye dropper to apply paint in a unique way. The tree’s are really looking great. This process of layering the art steps teaches kids to see how a finished piece of work takes time. In essence, I am trying to teach the children to slow down and take steps to complete a piece.
In EE-1 classes we also made a fall tree, however we used black paper and oil pastels for a different effect. We discussed the word ” abstract” and students were free to make a representation of a tree or to use colors that were not true to nature in their tree. This class also finally received their sketchbooks, yeah! 3 rules to the sketch books are 1) Use it like you read a book one page at a time in order. 2) Do not rip any pages out of you book. 3) Do not take it home until the end of the year.
In EE-2 students have been introduced to a exciting way to share your art. The act of creating and swapping artist trading cards otherwise known as ATC’s. We looked at a ton of samples and conversed about all the different mediums that can be explored. Students had a large array of materials including stamps, watercolor, glitter, needle & thread and more. I set them up and watched them explore. They really did not want art class to end.