Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Holly vintage stencil batman!

Look what was in a box of donated supplies. Am I the only one who finds this super neat?

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Romero Britto in Kindergarten

I love to make Pop Art to go in the hall when spring gets here. It's so bright and lively! They are great pieces that contrast the past few winter months. I wanted to try this Romero Britto inspired art lesson with Kindergarten, but wasn't sure how they would turn out. To say the least, I am pleasantly surprised and will definitely keep this lesson in my repertoire for years to come. Here is my example.

After looking at and discussing Britto's art, the students traced a shape on their paper. I chose to offer a heart, fish, or butterfly. It was close to Valentine's day when we started these, so I got LOTS of hearts. Next they drew three lines going from ones side of the page to the other, and put black oil  pastel on the pencil lines.

Time to paint in the open spaces!

Finally, use colored oil pastels for patterns and designs.

Here are some nice ones I wanted to showcase.

Do you do any Pop Art with your kinders? Please share in the comments!

One of the Reasons I Teach

This is one of my favorite things about being a teacher. We've started this op art lesson in fourth grade, and one of my students went home and made a complete one , on their own, last night. I love when they take what they've learned in class and create outside of the classroom!