We had Play Day this afternoon, and I had the envious job of being the score keeper. YAY again! I was able to get a bit of laminating done, and got my newest art bulletin board up.
We've been working on this art over the last two weeks while my students have also been finishing their illustrations and stories for the book we're writing. I needed an activity that they would be able to complete with little instructions, little assistance, and would keep them engaged for a while. This activity was perfect!
We then used watercolours to paint the ground along the bottom of the picture. Using watercolours allowed for the print to still be visible under the paint.
We discussed the artist, Kandinsky, and I showed them pictures of his circle art. I gave each student a page with circle outlines in all different sizes, and they had to colour the circles any way they wished. Students glued the completed circles at the end of each branch on their trees.
For the last step, students cut extra images from scrapbook paper to add extra embellishments to their art projects. I LOVE how these turned out! They just make me so happy ... so much so I want to leave them up all year!!!