These amazing realistic self-portraits were created by Pre-K students using hand held mirrors. I am so impressed with the detail the students captured in their drawings! We are creating these as part of the human life cycle project the students are working on for our yearly research expo. They will also be drawing themselves on very large paper as a big "grown-up!" When the artwork is complete, students will sequence their images to represent growth in the human life cycle.
(This one is not at all realistic, but I LOVE it!)
The students in upper grades have started working on a printmaking project. In particular, we have been working with collograph plates. The art word for this project is texture! Students used repurposed materials, such as corrugated cardboard, thin cardboard from cereal boxes and snack packs, old burlap and yarn to create these wonderful collograph designs. I encouraged the students to finish their design by using gloss medium to create rough textured areas. We also discussed the idea of "drawing" with the glue bottle to create lower relief textures in their designs. The students and I can't wait to see these wonderfully textured plates inked and printed!
These amazing cave art paintings were created by Pre-K and K students. We learned about the history of the caves at Lascaux, France which date back 17,000 years! I read the students a wonderful story called The Cave Painter of Lascaux by Roberta Angeletti. We discovered that the cave artists did not actually live in caves and were great storytellers. We used this information as our artistic inspiration and the students created their own piece of cave art.
First, we drew the animals from observation using a photo of the cave walls. We then crumpled the paper to create texture. Finally, students created a resist by painting brown tempera on top. So many of these look remarkably similar to the original cave paintings! Great job, Dragons!