Remember those awkward school photos in the 80’s?
Well, obviously my 8th/9th graders don’t, and as we were making these, a friend of mine gave me the idea to turn this surrealism lesson into the laser beam pictures, and thus, “Awkward School Pictures” was born. The kids had a great time finding their animal head and adding the Zen tangle-styled clothing, and they used markers and colored pencils. The background laser beams were done with oil pastels watercolor. Fun stuff!
My 3rd-5th graders had a pretty good time with this, and they came out so nice and bold!
If you’ve never used liquid watercolors, I highly recommend trying it. It gives completely different results!
This has probably been my favorite project so far this year. It was such a great feeling to see the kids do so well! They all had a great time making these, and they’re so colorful because the students used painted paper they made a few weeks ago. The background is a paper bag, and they used white and black acrylic paint for the eyes and mouths. Good stuff!
Here’s the process:
All the painted paper!
The finished tikis:
I wanted to have the kids do a notan this year, and they wanted to make dragons, so why not combine the two? It was a tricky process, but in the end, all the dragons were unique and awesome! Making notans is a great way to teach symmetry, and my Wednesday class nailed it!
Here was the example piece:
And here are the results:
The 3rd-5th graders had a good time making these. They used metallic Sharpies and chalk pastels. I just love how all the houses have their own personalities.
This kiddo decided to go down a completely different path!
My two Wednesday art classes got to make their own masks. That was a great fun! From start to finish, it took about 1.5 hours, and then on the next class day, they were able to paint them.
The masks all together:
All painted and finished:
My 3rd-5th graders had a pretty good time with this one. Well, they always have a good time with the chalk/glue resist projects. I think they turned out beautifully, and the kids are nice and proud of them.