Friday, December 2, 2016

Snowmen In The Art Room!

Each year at different times during the school year I find it so much fun to teach a lesson on snowpeople and watercolors. So do a lot of other art teachers! I ran across many Art Education Blog post on this very lesson. Take a look when you have a chance because it might spark something fun just for your classroom and kiddos!
See some links below:

Each student was given the same information
White Paper
Need 1 Snow Person
What will be in your background....(brainstorming ideas and mediums)
What perspective will your snowman be in
Draw in pencil
Outline with black sharpie
Take a non permanent marker and trace the snowman
Use paint brush to let the paint smear / run /  blend
Be sure to add details: scarf, hat, mittens, arms, facial features...etc
Some even wanted to use the salt technique for the background.
Others wanted a crayon resist effect behind the snowman.
You see, each kid was given the same directions and none of the snowmen are alike. They are all unique and different. Each one has it's own personality.
Some students had paper horizontal and others were vertical.
I love lessons like these that let kids be kids and create and build on past units.
Every kid was successful....thanks for dropping by ~ 1969

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