Friday, January 20, 2017

Year of the Rooster paintings

To celebrate 2017 as the Chinese New Year - Year of the Rooster, we made paintings using plastic forks instead of paintbrushes to create feathery textures. This idea came from the blog Kids Play Box.
K and 1 kids drew some simple shapes first and filled in with the fork painting, while the older kids made a few guidelines in pencil and worked mostly with the fork. We used detailing brushes for some of the tinier bits. I made handouts with information about roosters and some examples of roosters in art as well as their characteristics.

4th grade Ship Prints

I saw the work of artist Mario Bueno on the blog The Art Room Plant and wanted to give this "print on newspaper" look a try.
Although there was not a lot of information online about this artist, based on the post it seems he liked making art with transportation images. For the most part, it was a success and the kids really enjoyed designing their ships. We had a few incidences of the design fighting with the background print, but overall I would do it again. 
We began with examples of different types of ships, made contour drawings, and transferred them to the styrofoam printing sheets.

the art room plant: Mario Bueno: