Thursday, September 6, 2012

Welcome Back!

Welcome back to a wonderful year of learning!

My students came back refreshed and ready to create. Our first lesson was a simple self portrait...with a twist! We made COLLABORATIVE self portraits. The students shared talents with each other and worked together to make a drawing of each other. These should have come home to you last week.

My 2nd and 3rd graders continued with a lesson I've been dying to do for a while now. We looked at Klee's "Golden Fish,"

and started with an oil pastel background concentrating on line. Squiggly lines, zig zag lines, dotted lines were used to decorate around the edges of the paper.
Then, using a Japanese printmaking technique called, Gyotaku, the students painted and printed a rubber fish on the center of the paper.
Oil pastels were then used to enhance the print and finish up the work.
Pretty cool, huh?


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