Wednesday, May 27, 2009
Well we continue with Dinosaurs this week in Kindergarten.
To convey the sheer size of these creatures I had the kids paint large cut outs. This is the T-rex outside the door.
I laid out some kraft paper and then drew out the most popular dinos. I outlined it in sharpie and then cut it out.
Unfortunately the large area by kindergarten is carpeted so we have to be extra careful...vinyl tablecloths work well.
Each child got a turn painting a part of the dinosaur.
I think they turned out great and the size of them is having the impact we wanted.
We also painted our fossil casts.
Another project we completed was pastel drawings of dinosaurs on sand paper. The sand paper eats up the pastels a bit but it gives great texture to the piece.
Next week we will be doing our glue dinosaur skeletons...I'll be putting together some templates for that.
Our next unit is Space and Robots so it's back to the drawing board for applicable art projects.
The landscape pastel resist was a hit with Grade 3. I brought in a ton of reference photos and let them decide where they needed to mask out with white pastel. One of the finished paintings was chosen (by the teaching staff) as this year's entry for the school in the annual art contest held by the Catholic School Board. I'm keeping my fingers crossed.
see you next time