Friday, November 7, 2014

Harvest Bean Mandalas

As the art teacher, I frequently have random boxes and bags of supplies appear in the art room.  One of the donations that I was most excited about was a bag of jar kids. Kindergarten, first and second grade artists used these lids to create Harvest Mandalas using different types of beans and seeds.

Tuesday, November 4, 2014

More Mandalas

Fifth and sixth graders are finally finishing their mandalas, which we started back in September in celebration of International Dot Day

Click here to see more mandalas by fifth and sixth grade artists. 

Collograph Printing

Third and fourth grade artists learned about collograph printing.  Collograph comes from the french work for glue, colle. Can you think of another art term that has the same root?  

Each student created a plate based on a nature word.  We used a combination of natural objects and found or recycled materials to create our plates.  Through much trial and error, we discovered that we had the best luck with printing our plates when using damp paper and acrylic paint.  

Stay tuned to see how third and fourth graders integrate these prints into some writing around their nature words.  

Collograph plates 

Collograph prints