|Ahhh...Monet's waterlilies--what's not to love?|
For details on this project, scroll on down...
|What a fun project--it ended up being a great whole-grade|
project and allowed students to collaborate--something I'm a HUGE fan of!
Inspired by Monet’s Waterlily paintings
On week two, students could add dimensional details to their work such as tissue paper water lilies. Pieces were mounted onto mat board and presentation was discussed. I had picked up some mat board scraps that were sized perfectly for this project. Check around your area to see if you can find a framer who'll give you some scraps--mounting students' finished work really makes a difference (and "presenting" is part of the National Common Core Arts Standards!)
These came out so nice! I had wanted to do a display of them for the hallway (complete with a HUGE postcard from Monet), but I was afraid little fingers would pick off the lily pad tissue paper flowers--and many of the students wouldn't part with them and wanted to take them home ASAP!)--that is also why I don't have lots of examples of their work (I can't teach and take photos at the same time!).
|While I encouraged students to add tissue paper water lilies,|
I didn't force them. I love how graphic this bridge it--
it really stands out!
|This is one of my favorites. I love the addition of the fish--|
it looks like a koi pond.
|Students needed to completely cover the white of the card|
and use MANY colors in every section.
|I don't have any picts of the stars the students did,|
but here's the "test" one I did with my daughter who is in kindergarten.
Backstory for this post:
So, it's been a busy Spring for me since I finished student teacherin' in December--I subbed a bit in preschool, kindergarten, elementary and high school and then landed a wonderful 6 1/2 weeks long-term sub gig at an elementary school nearby teaching art to grades K-5. What a blast I had--the students and staff at Fairgrounds rock and I was sad to go (it's hard to stop doing something you love when your next big thing isn't settled upon yet). Since then, I haven't blogged much because I've been daily subbing and working on my dang art teacher portfolio (more on that in a future post or ten). Check the sidebar (over on the right side of the blog) for other posts in this series (k-5 at Fairgrounds Elementary School). ENJOY!!