Wednesday, October 21, 2015

Adaptive Art: Tissue Collage Apples

I am absolutely loving my high school adaptive art class. I don't know why I was ever worried. These were a fun start of the year project they did with tissue paper, construction paper, and green tempera paint. The handprint was great sensory and they used an apple shaped traser to allow for greater success. 

Sunday, October 18, 2015

"Ain't Gonna Paint No More" Self-Portraits 2015

Kindergarten and first grade started the year with probably my favorite self-portrait project that I do with this age group.... 

The portraits are inspired by one of my favorite books "I Ain't Gonna Paint No More!" written by Karen Beaumont, Illustrated by David Catrow, an Art Teacher book must have!

I've done this project a few times now so you can check out the original post with the day by day breakdown here and a modification I did here. This is the third time I have done this project and changed it again, this time to their names in the background.

This might be my favorite version with their name as the background although I did run into a few Kindergarteners who could not write their name yet because it was too early in the year.

Sunday, October 4, 2015

Back to School Collaborative Hand Art

School has officially been in session for a month and these finally made it up on the walls last week!

  The first day of art shouldn't just be spent going over rules and procedures, we have to have a little art making too! I've started the last two years with this collaborative art piece as a great way to check in on skills and bring us together as a building.

 Kindergarten, 1st, and 2nd graders used construction paper crayons and a color of their choice. They were prompted to do different lines, patterns, and simple pictures. Really anything but scribbling. 3rd and 4th graders had a little more direction and did Zentangle like designs and if they had time added colored pencil. The use of colored pencil was a change from last year but I am really happy about it, they look amazing! 3rd and 4th didn't finish these in one class, they had 20 minutes of the next class to work as well.

Check out this post from when I did this project with my last district for other examples of how to put them together...