Line Collages

Posted: November 9th, 2010 by Rosemary Polizotto

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Line is an important element of art.  Students in fourth grade practiced their cutting skills by drawing six different lines, cutting them out and gluing them to a colorful background.  It was like putting a puzzle together, except they left a small space between the lines to create more lines!  The students did a fantastic job cutting out intricate lines.  This was an introduction to a project we will start next week on Native American designs.

I would like to thank the blog http://kidsartists.blogspot.com/ for this great idea!

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Falling Leaves

Posted: November 9th, 2010 by Rosemary Polizotto

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Kindergarten learned that mixing two primary colors together-red and yellow-make orange!  To introduce this concept we read the story White Rabbit’s Color Book by Alan Baker.  After students painted a page of oranges, we used stencils to trace and cut out six leaves.  We glued the leaves to a background.  Some students chose to put their leaves in the sky on blue paper and some chose to put their leaves on the ground using green paper.  The final touch was using oil pastels to draw wind blowing the leaves.

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Symmetry and Days of the Dead

Posted: November 9th, 2010 by Rosemary Polizotto

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First graders practiced a number of skills in this Days of the Dead calaca collage.  They practiced cutting a symmetrical shape by folding the paper and cutting half the shape.  They also practiced cutting a shape within a shape to create eyes, noses and mouths.  Students observed a number of examples of calacas, or decorated skulls from the Days of the Dead celebration in Central America and added designs using oil pastels.

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