Wednesday, June 19, 2019

Classroom Favorites Round Up!

Since I have been teaching far longer than I have been using Social Media (shocking--I know!) a lot of my absolute favorite projects were recorded with only one, tiny picture.

Regardless, I wanted to compile a list of current classroom favorites that can be adapted for and presented to children of all ages!

An open invitation of liquid watercolors is always a "go to" in my classroom! Forget prompts and themes, kids love to just explore as the water trails across the paper.

Basic printmaking!  The ones shown above were made by simply dipping wooden building blocks into paint, and then transferring it to cardboard. You can find more printmaking for children in this post here.

Oil pastel and watercolor relief is one of my all time favorite things to do in the art room! 
Like stated above, liquid watercolors are easy and beautiful! Add oil pastels outlines onto the paper first, and you've got a piece that POPS! We used Heater Galler and her whimsical floral still life paintings as a reference for these colorful, springtime pretties.

Wether they are creating their own art, or referencing Van Gogh & Monet, metallic puffy paint adds a layer of texture and dimensional to traditional acrylic paintings on canvas!

Imagination Collages: a simple prompt that includes finding interesting scenes or objects from magazines and creating an entirely new picture with drawing. In this piece, a student selected the woman's torso that I had cut out, and glued it in the middle creating a colorful mermaid in an underwater scene.

Artist Studies! I have a an entire post on implementing Art History & Appreciation into children's curriculum on it's way, but for now, here is a lookout some of our favorite interpretations of classic artists works.
Jasper Johns Abstracts + Hidden Words

Picasso Faces: oil pastel and watercolor relief art, again!

Pointillism created with Q-tips!
Some of them decided to recreate famous masterpieces...can you spot them?

Dia de los Muertos Altars
Where Art History and cultural significance collide.

Kandinsky's famous circles!
These were created with just acrylic paint on canvas board.

Stay tuned for another rendition of classroom favorites, as well as some of our favorite Art Camp projects!

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