|This outcome of this project was inspired by running |
out of white paper and forgetting to use stickers!
So when it came time to talk about form we make cubes and cylinders and even try a pyramid all made out of play-dough. Students then make a pinch pot and are introduced to the ceramic process. While the pinch pots are drying I wanted students to see how forms are used in drawings and paintings. (I'm already thinking I need to add a 3D pen to this lesson and draw! Have you seen them? I want one! I'm hoping they'll be at NAEA 2015 convention!)
My first year teaching kindergarten was TOUGH. I came from a high school and middle school background so I was really lost. School Arts was my paper blog and it was perfect timing that Darcy M. Swope came out with Matisse + a Math Connection in the February edition, exactly when we’re learning about forms. Inspired by the idea, I’ve been having kindergarten recreate Matisse's Goldfish ever since and this year the lesson evolved from some art teacher mistakes!
|I love how some students painted the reflection they saw in Matisse's painting!|
|I printed the cylinder on the paper ahead of time. I just used Publisher to create it.|
|The fish eyes stickers really brought personalities to all the fish! |
I think I have to buy them now every year for this project!
|Displayed with Matisse's Goldfish|