Ahhh Spring! How delighted we are to see you!
Along with Spring comes the Spring Musical! So we are in charge of stage decoration! Grades K-2 learned about insects, (keeping with their curriculum) and 3-5 learned weaving!
Since the kids only come to art once a week, I had the theme for the project stay the same, but the project changed each day. We discussed the different parts of an insect, the differences between insects and other creepy crawlies, and then they were given their directions. As long as the students stay within the perimeters of the project, creativity is welcomed!
Monday: Students used crayons to draw their insects. The key being to draw large! These were 11 x 17 sheets of paper, and I emphasized to make sure they filled up the space! 2nd grade added watercolor flowers, to make it seem as if the viewer was looking down into some flowers and observing the insect.
Tuesday: Students used different colored construction paper to make their tear art insects. They had to include the three parts, antenna, and eyes, other than that… CREATE!!!
Wednesday: This group was instructed to fill their construction paper up with flowers. We discussed what a field of flowers would look like. Once they were done, they received a pre-cut black magnifying glass and a small paper with a circle on it. They then had to draw their insect in the circle making sure to have all the components of an insect, then cut and glue the circle onto the magnifying glass.
Thursday: This group used chalk pastels to draw their insects. After this was complete they used black tempra paint to outline their insect, draw a rectangle around it, and then add decoration to the outside border. These are very indigenous!
Friday: This group was given a Sharpie and shown how to draw a large butterfly on coffee filters. They then were given markers to color in the wings. Symmetry was discussed so that they knew one side of the butterfly should match the other. They were then given atomizer spray bottles of water and sprayed their butterflies to make the color run.