February 13, 2013

Art Lesson - Valentine's Day Flower Collage

Construction paper valentines showed my K-5th grade classes could practice cutting.  Older children traced their hands.  Younger ones were given hands that were already cut out.  One hand is holding flowers and the other is holding a heart valentine with a message.  Sweet.

February 6, 2013

Art Lesson - Egyptian Pharaohs

I turned the kids into Pharaohs!  Took photos of them and printed them out.  Cut and pasted onto brown paper.  Then, I had the kids use markers to draw clothing and color with oil pastels.  We talked about geometric shapes like pyramids and triangles.  And we talked about patterns like stripes that are found in textiles.  We also talked about Egyptian paintings on papyrus.  Aren't they great?