Sadly I pushed this project to the very last minute and we ran out of time for the majority of the classes. After introducing the 2nd graders to Piet Mondrian with this awesome video. We looked at several of Mondrian’s paintings and discussed the common elements used. (Line and primary colors)
Then I told them their challenge was to make a 2D painting into a 3D sculpture! I’d precut rectangles of styrofoam and gave each child 5. They were to paint them using primary colors, any combination, but they could not paint them all one color. Then we used popsicle sticks colored with Sharpie as the black grid lines. Then they started to build!
A student was the one that suggested to use the Sharpies to color the sticks. As you can see the first few classes were painting them. The Sharpie proved to be a much better solution!
Sadly I have no completed projects because we simply ran out of time. 😦
And there ends my first year as an elementary art teacher! I’ll be teaching a summer enrichment class starting in two weeks so see you soon!