Kinder Printed and Collaged Cities

Oh the mess! Printmaking and five year olds is not an easy task. You would have taught I’d learned my lesson with our Black History Month project. Guess I’m glutton for punishment, but here we are again. Learning about the artist Romare Bearden, what skyscrapers were and how fast the art teacher can move around the room to distribute multiple pieces of paper to impatient little artists.

We began the lesson learning about Romare Bearden and his collages. Then we learned about  what skyscrapers were.

Here is an example of how that went:

Bilingual kindergarten learned what skyscrapers were today. When we were talking about how big they were they told me; like a giraffe! Like a dinosaur! Tyrannosaurus Rex! RAWRRRR!!! Then all 31 voices all start chiming in, in both English and Spanish…

My face:

Then we used small pieces of pre-cut styrofoam printing plates to add windows, doors, or even fire escapes. And then the ink and brayers were passed out. And Ms. Luna turned into the Roadrunner to place pre-cut paper onto their foam plates for them to print.

But we did it!!

They’re fabulous!

Ms. Luna's signature


About Ms. Luna

Here we go! Year number four! Teaching artist at Mark Twain Elementary! I started my career in 2002, in the New York City Schools as a Special Education Middle School teacher. Moving back to my hometown of Columbus, Ohio, I continued teaching Special Education and also began teaching after school and summer art programs. Moving again to Houston, Texas. I have taught all levels and abilities from kindergarten to college and am very excited to be teaching here at Mark Twain! I am also a professional artist and designer that shows work worldwide. I have been featured in the Houston Chronicle, Austin Fashion Week, Houston Press, and at the Grassi Museum of the Applied Arts in Germany. I hold a Masters of Science in Special Education from Manhattan College and a Masters of Fine Arts from the Academy of Art University. I currently am teaching grades kindergarten through fifth and am an adjuct art professor at Alvin Community College.

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