Friday, May 11, 2012

Mother's Day Hearts

Thank you Kristin at For the Love of Art for sharing this lesson. My 7th grade students had fun using it for their Mother's Day cards!  Splatter paint is always a hit, and so fun for me to find another project where it can be incorporated:)
We used oil pastels on 6x8"construction paper for the concentric heart drawings.  Then before cutting and weaving, I gave students 2 pieces of small scratch paper and had them draw one heart on each.  Then we went through the process of cutting one of the papers in vertical strips up to a line that was drawn horizontally near the top of the paper.  (Approximately 1/2 inch from the top.)  Then second piece of paper was cut into horizontal strips.  Those strips were then woven through the vertical strips, and then came the whining..."Mrs. Smith, I can't see a heart, this doesn't look good."  At which I reminded them they were working with scratch/practice paper and the "REAL" one decorated with many colorful hearts will look great.  I love the way they turned out.  Some kids have a hard time accepting art that's abstract, and they had a hard time seeing the beauty in their woven heart.  The more we do this kind of art though, the better their appreciation becomes.  (Prayers said, fingers crossed.)

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