Tag Archives: colored pencils

Art – Awkward School Pictures

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Remember those awkward school photos in the 80’s?

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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!

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Art – Bad Hair Day

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I just love my 3rd/4th grade group.  It’s new for me to have students this young, and I’m finding that I love this class more and more each time we meet.  I’m able to keep the assignments age-appropriate, and they’re having fun while learning.  I only have 4 kids in the class, but that’s a really great amount, because my helper and I are able to work with them one-on-one.

I adapted this project from one I found on the internet.  For the hair, we worked on patterns and colors.