The day is almost over but I thought I would quickly share an art project I did with my grades 1-3 students last week. The goal was to create tints and paint various size shapes to create a pop art I chose hearts to fit this month's theme of love.
I started with the grade 1s. I didn't realize how hard it was for them to draw multiple hearts. They struggled with it and some of them were losing confidence. I decided to draw one small heart in the middle of each rectangle and I hoped that they could follow my heart to make bigger ones.
The goal was to make tints, not drawing the hearts.
By the time they got to painting, they were just too excited. Some students were more successful than others in making their tints. After the paintings were dry, they outlined the hearts with a black sharpie. The sample below, is one 1/4 of my sample and I just multiplied it by 4 so you can visually see the potential outcome. The grade 2 and 3s were much better at drawing the hearts. Overall, I was pleased with the
9x12 construction paper
white and red paint