Friday, February 21, 2020
Yes, these are Tie Dye Christmas Trees. We used them to make our foyer at school HIP! We were rockin' and poppin' with our multi-color Christmas trees. To HECK with just red and green!
I cut triangles for the kids to trace.
They traced and colored with oil pastel.
They pressed down hard because a light dusting with oil pastel just is not cool.
Then, they crumpled up the paper. Yes, anxiety was amidst the room.
What next? Oh, we just covered the entire piece of art with shoe polish. We have posted on shoe polish batik in the past, click HERE to see!
As quickly as possible, we washed these suckers in the sink.
We wiped them off a tad with a big sponge.
Then, we pressed with a paper towel to soak up a little more shoe polish.
We stacked all of them in a pile with sheets in between so that they could dry.
and That's that.
Janis Joplin was hip like these trees. She checked out on us too soon...Not to be a cry baby, but she did.
Monday, February 17, 2020
Kim and Katie's Line Design Project - Middle School Art + Math Collaborative Lesson = An Infused Curriculum
Part 2: How did this happen? Well, we have combined classes of 7th and 8th graders. Our 7th grade is currently on their field trip to Washington DC. So, my teacher friend Katie asked me to collaborate. This lesson just took on a life of its own as you can tell by the photos in this post.
Line Design Project - Middle School Math Project
Some of ours added a heart to help celebrate Valentine's Day
And of course, we close with those good ole 80's songs....such a good vibe to leave you all with...