Yay! How about a post to kick off this year? At last!
This year, I have 6 art classes. Our art program just keeps growing! This is good thing, though it’s a LOT to juggle.
Introducing my 3rd through 5th-graders. Most of them are returning from last year, but I have a couple of new ones as well. They make a great group of kids!
They started off making painted paper. Using different texture-makers, such as forks, nicked cardboard, bubble wrap, etc., they were able to make some very interesting paper!
The papers were hung in the classroom over the weekend, and those edges curled right on UP. To solve that problem, I sprayed the back side of the paper, which helped them to relax. Then, I stuck some heavy books on top, and the papers flattened perfectly.
The students cut strips from the papers and gave them fancy edges. Then, they glued the strips to a large piece of paper and used oil pastels to make zig-zag stitches. I punched holes on the edges, and they tied the knots of yarn for the fringe. The turned out wonderfully!
The finished projects: