GWMS Week 2.6
Tornados, butterflies and watercolors, oh my! Last weekend there was severe weather in our area and tornados in Southern Illinois. I love that in a choice-based classroom students can process their thoughts and experiences in their artmaking.
This week I showed students how to use a viewfinder to concentrate on a portion of an image. I saw an oil pastel lesson on the Field Elementary Art Blog, which I introduced to my classes. The previous teacher in my room left a boxed collection of animal cards that were perfect for this idea as well as everyday art inspiration. Here are some examples:
I made viewfinders using cardstock and the old Ellison die-cut machine to cut out the "window". I had them laminated so they will hopefully last!