Monday, October 24, 2016

1st and 2nd Grade Art

We are having a great time creating story boxes in art! The students have been studying the Cinderella stories from all different cultures and times in their homeroom and I thought it would be a great tie in for an art project exploring how art can tell a story. I wanted the students to paint, construct and have to make a clear plan for a piece of art. We read the book Yeh-Shen, paying close attention to the beautiful illustrations of the ancient tale. Each student chose a scene in the book that they wanted to illustrate in their story box. We began the construction with setting the scene by painting the background using watercolors, oil pastels and experimented with a salt technique. The next phase of the project will be to glue the sections into a large shirt box and begin constructing the characters. This is a higher level project that requires many steps and planning on the students part. So far, they are all rising to the challenge!

A background for the forest scene

The background for a cave scene

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