Sixth grade students created paper flowers for Mother’s Day this year.
At the beginning of this project students were not sure if they would like it, some of them feeling they may be too old for this type of a project.
By the end of this studio class everyone was really focused and enjoyed the project.
This flower building required the students to follow directions and use their hands to fold and mold a medium-size flower.
This project required the students to focus their efforts as they used their motor skills with this basic paper craft project.
Students were happy with their efforts at the end of art class.
Many colorful flowers were created for Mother’s Day!
Third graders explored paper craft as they used layers of hearts to create a Valentine design.
Students were given a variety of tools to use for their creative endeavor.
Many decisions were made during the process of creating their images for someone they love and appreciate.
Everyone enjoyed the freedom of creating a project to give to someone they appreciate. Every art project has many layers to the creative process as the third grade discovered this week.
Our first project back after Christmas break was creating snowflakes.
Students learned the steps to basic paper folding for a kirigami snowflake.
This project required the students to focus, follow directions and learn to control the paper as an art medium.
After folding the paper for a four point snowflake, students explored cutting out various shapes to create their snowflake.
As students reviewed their skills through the process of creating the paper sculptures, they grew confident in their abilities.
Everyone was happy with the skills they developed through the making of snowflakes.
Art class allows students the opportunity to combine learning many subjects and using many new tools and skills to build a holistic learner.
Students have been exploring creating snowflakes through paper cutting.
First graders learned how to create a four-pointed snowflake.
Fourth and fifth grade students learned how to create a six-pointed snowflake.
Everyone enjoyed the process of folding and cutting the paper into unique symmetrical shapes.
Most people make snowflakes with four or eight points. Real snowflakes in nature form with six points (or occasionally three if they formed weird).
Kirigami is a variation of origami that includes cutting of the paper rather than solely folding the paper as is the case with origami.
Kirigami are usually symmetrical, such as snowflakes, pentagrams, or orchid blossoms.
This project is always a favorite for students to learn and master basic folding techniques.
Here are some examples of students’ snowflakes.