First grade students have just finished a lesson inspired by Eric Carle. We spent time getting to know this wonderful author and illustrator and how he creates his art.
One fun art class was spent painting papers like Eric Carle does for his collage illustrations. Each student painted three papers using secondary colors and different painting techniques. We moved around the room to complete three stations to create these papers. Sponges were used at one station, big paint brushes were used to paint and then the end of the paint brush became a scratching tool at another station, and at the last station students painted and then used cardboard pieces with notches cut from the end to pull across the paint.
The next couple of classes we put our spider collages together and added some hairy crayon lines to the legs to finish them up.
Today Miss Doubler (my wonderful new student teacher from Western Ill University) and I put the spiders up in a web outside of the art room. They are now hanging underneath the Kindergarten spiders that are hanging from the ceiling.
So - If you come by the art room you can't miss seeing the arachnid invasion!
I'm very excited to be again teaching at Roosevelt this year! The students and I have such fun, creative classes together. I love the enthusiasm of our Roosevelt Bears!
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