Materials for creating self-portraits

An integration with mathematics, students measure the parts of their party, divide by 2 and use collected data to create a miniature version of themselves in a self-portrait. First collage, then drawing… Students first create collages of humans using simple geometric shapes. They then draw their collage and use details to enhance their art.  Continue reading “Materials for creating self-portraits”

Paper Sculpture

How can you take something flat and change it into something 3-D? Students are prompted with this question and offered the challenge of transformation. Paper sculpture has a strong mathematical connection and allows students to understand form through hands on exploration. By taking a flat paper and rolling it into a cylinder, students see aContinue reading “Paper Sculpture”

Shape Collage

Collage is a meaningful experience.  It helps develop eye hand coordination and fine motor skills.  It creates a deeper understanding of shape, form and detail…and of course it’s fun!  You can vary your learning experiences during each lesson, while teaching collage through a variety of motivations. Today I am going to discuss the tried andContinue reading “Shape Collage”

Clay Fairy Houses and Geometry

How do you transform something that is flat into something 3-D? A clay slab can help you make that magic happen. A little rolling, folding, pinching, smoothing and voila! Such a malleable material, clay offers children the opportunity to create any shape, form or figure that they dreamed about last night. When studying geometric formsContinue reading “Clay Fairy Houses and Geometry”