Saturday, May 29, 2010

Modern Magazine Paper Elephants

During my travels last month, I saw some cards the had copies of original art made out of magazine and newspaper paper. All the images were animals - very charming. With this idea, we recently made some Modern Magazine Elephants. It was a fun lesson and I can't wait to use the same process for creating more animals.

Step 1: Each child gets a copy of "elephant parts" page. On the back they glue magazine pieces. To help make the parts stand out, we chose a picture for the body and text for the other parts of the elephant. Stick glue works best. (Elephant parts PDF download coming soon - hopefully soon - I don't think I'm using the easiest way to get a scan in download form on my blog, ho-hum?)Added 6/9/10... Hey - Here it is, I did it:) Here's a PDF copy to download a pattern for the elephant parts, for those of you who want to do this project and don't have the time to have your kids create their own pattern.

This shows the back of the elephant parts page covered with magazine paper.Step 2: Cut out the parts.

Step 3: Glue the parts onto colored background paper.

Step 4: Outline the elephant with a marker, or even glitter if you have time and "glitter patience." (Some days I have glitter patience, and some days I don't!)

Big Thanks to Mr. Eaton's 3/4 grade students, at San Gabriel Elementary!!!!

Friday, May 28, 2010

Father's Day Tie- Card

Father's Day art for a sweet card.................Kids colored tie and shirt parts, glued them onto white background, and colored shirt and chest background. Then kids turned it into a card by gluing art onto front cover of folded colored construction paper.

Older students did the same lesson, but instead of cutting and gluing tie and shirt parts, I gave them a directed drawing lesson - with some results below:

Here's a PDF you can download for the tie and shirt parts. Your download will look like this: (No, I'm not technically skilled. Getting a blackline master onto my blogsite requires calisthenics my brain is completely un-used to. Hope someone uses it, and I'm going to go put some ice on my forehead now.)

Big thanks to San Gabriel Elementary artists!!!

Monday, May 24, 2010

Dancing Ballerinas!

'CoverCover of Degas (Basic Art)

Big THANKS to Miss Julie for posting this lesson!! I did this lesson in many different classrooms and some of the teachers even used the art for their Mother's Day cards.

Before the lesson, we talked about Degas and looked at some of his artworks depicting ballet dancers.
Miss Julie gives a great tutorial on the lesson, and I used the circle and triangle template as she suggested.

Thank You Santa Rosa Elementary Artists!!