So here is the first winter project finished and displayed at all 3 schools...
These awesome guys were an extension from the POV Charcoal Trees I did with 4th. It was only a two class project but all of the students seemed to enjoy it and I will be doing this again next year! Once again a Pinterest inspired project that originated from this post.
Day 1, I started by taking 5 minutes at the beginning of class, without explanation as of why, having them draw a simple snowman. The only direction was a to chose a color to draw the snow in and keep it consistent, and to make it wearing something (or have accessories). Then I walked them through my examples which were 5 different views of my snowman and how they were drawn. The main objective was to have viewers piece together the snowman with each illustration. They were instructed to do this by not drawing the snowman as a whole in a regular forward view but in unique and different ways. By the end of the class most students had 2 or 3 finished.
Day 2, Work day and assembling! Right at the start of this project I was asked "How many do we do!?" My answer to that was at least 3 but we will keep making them until the last 15 minutes of class. This resulted in first moans or cheers, and followed with some students doing 10+ views (others managed to stretch out their drawings to do the minimum)! During the last 15 minutes students picked a color and assembled their strips.
I took up a lot of hall space for this but I wanted to hang every single one! They were just that awesome!
|Some students went a little more non-traditional...|
|Some got smart and added a blank square as "really close up"|