Wednesday, March 28, 2012
It's a Jungle in 3rd Grade
Jungles with 3rd grade. We went to the link, we played the interactive (click on the link- NGA has some amazing interactives for art students) on the smart board, and we talked about Matisse. Then, we began with the sky, and began to build up the jungle. I taught how to make things "pop out" by using spacers behind, folding, or rolling, and we had an animal day as well, for which I broke out the watercolors and sharpies. I think the results were good, however I am not sure the idea of overgrowth translated, despite my rallying cry that "no one mows the lawn in the jungle! Ah well, they are pretty cute. I took the students to the computer lab and had them write a response to a couple of questions as an "artist statement" because I feel at the art show especially, that I increasingly need to show the correlation between art and the other subject areas. Anyway- here's the sneak peek!