We had an indoor recess today. A few students were not sure what to do with their time, so they joined me for short lesson on drawing a bunny. This drawing started with two big ears and a round face. They added a heart shaped nose and two little eyes. They loved drawing on the whiskers and some fur on the top of his head. Finally they added a touch of colour to the ears and nose.
Mrs. Urdang and I made these as a part of our Easter celebration today. The face cloth was folded into the middle then rolled in towards the middle again. They were then folded in half (hiding the rolls). One elastic goes aroung the neck to make the head and the corners of the cloth make the ears. The ribbon hide the elastic around the neck and the eyes, nose and tail were fixed on with a glue gun. How cute!
This woven artwork was made visually interesting by adding strips of cut magazines to our construction paper before beginning the weaving process. We helped our students out by prepping square weaving mats with slits. We put tape around the edges so that they would not tear through the paper as they weaved. Students were asked to go "in and out" with their strips of construction paper (similar to the grandfather in the book "Something From Nothing"). As students finished, they were asked to help others who may have been experiencing difficulty. This art project idea came from http://plbrown.blogspot.ca/.
Today we finished our artwork which was inspired by the changing seasons. On Friday, students drew their hills, roads and buildings. They were encouraged to consider that as things got further away they would look smaller in size and lighter in colour. The rolling green hills and sunny day tie in nicely with the beginning of spring coming up on Wednesday. This artwork was inspired by the paintings on the following website: http://johnpost.us/painting-lessons/landscape-paintings.html