Fourth grade students had fun creating painted paper.
Students began by adding color with crayon on their large paper, working as a group.
Everyone enjoyed the kinetic feel of scribbling with crayon to cover a large area.
Students next added paint using paint scrapers.
Students explored variations of green by adding blue, yellow, white and black tempera to the green on their paper.
Everyone enjoyed the process of mixing paint and creating texture with the paint scrapers.
The painted paper that the students created will become the medium used for a future project.
Learning to use clay is always a fun and enjoyable project for the kindergarten and first grade students.
This is a great project to build students’ motor control as they learn to use their hands as an artistic tool.
Students learn many new techniques as well as build upon skills they will use all year in art class.
Students learned how to divide their clay into even parts as they created coils for building other clay objects.
Learning to create a sphere is also a difficult task since it requires the students to use their hands in new ways they may not be accustomed to doing.
Students also explored braiding their clay coils together.
These new skills will be revisited during the school year for students to increase their skill, knowledge and technique in this media of clay.
It is also a fun project that everyone loves at the beginning of the year!