These wonderful creatures were inspired by the book Where the Wild Things Are by Maurice Sendak. Second graders combined animal parts to design their own Wild Thing. They started with a large head near the top of the page. A wide array of animal parts appeared in the classroom: beaks, feathers, horns, teeth, ears, manes, wings, legs, tails, and more. Patterns added interest to the bodies. Students painted directly on the paper to keep the work spontaneous. They were instructed to “dress up their mess up” and work unwanted lines into the painting. The next class was spent coloring inside the shapes with craypas. When done, the Wild Things were cut out and glued to a colored background.
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After designing new beach towels, my youngest artists were eager to create an underwater scene. They drew with Crayola markers on 9″ x 24″ paper. We started with a flowing line of sand at the bottom, then added a long, flowing line for the water. I demonstrated how to draw
seaweed and a crab. Students referred to drawing books for pictures of jellyfish, turtles, shells, fish, etc. Students were asked to fill the space with a variety of objects, add interesting details, and use their best lines. This idea came from another wonderful blog. Please let me know if you are the author.
We’re ready for summer fun! K/1 artists used thick tempera paint to design colorful beach towels. They used a variety of lines to create these bright designer towels. Of course, everyone needed a sand pail, shovel and beach ball for our day at the shore.