Monday, April 18, 2011
Thanks to blogger One Crayola Short...I found this great lesson on Gustav Klimt and the Tree of Life.
Saturday, April 2, 2011
This is a great lesson with so many parts...2nd Grade studied still lives and we had so much fun connecting to everyday life. We looked at various artwork that was either a still life or not and compared the artwork. Next I gave each table a vase, some flowers (fake), and a variety of fruits and veggies (from m kids play kitchen). I had the kids arrange a still life on their table a could of times to make sure everyone got a turn. After the last turn was had we drew the still life on the table with pencil. After the drawings were done we traced with a sharpie (of course). On the next class time we painted the still life. On the last day I cut their paper on the 2 inch and then 4 inch (10 inch x16inch paper). I let the kids pick a piece of colored construction paper and told them to figure out the puzzle before any gluing....when they were done I made sure they didn't forget the spacing between the pieces to give the window effect. This was really challenging for some but I found that all really loved the effort and were very patient for me to help. They look so wonderful hanging in the room.