1st grades’ Rodeo Art project is so exciting because of all the vocabulary they are using! They first used templates I cut out from poster board to trace around the three different sized vessels with a pencil. Then they went back and erased the lines that were overlapping, to give the illusion of one vessel being behind the other. Finally, went over their pencil lines that remained with a Sharpie.
Then we started our designs. I’d looked up different Native American designs, and picked the ones that would be age appropriate (eg. easiest to explain) for them to draw. But this was also when the geometry vocabulary started to come in; parallel lines, semi-circle, intersecting lines, diagonal lines, less than, greater than…
Then they painted the entire background black with tempra paint.
Then they added black tempra for the shadow and chalk for the highlights!
Fab. U. LOUS!