May 16, 2010

LINES, LINES, LINES


It's the end of the school year and I find myself wanting to review the elements of art before graduating my Kindergarteners to first grade. I drew lines on manilla paper before students came to class. We identified these lines (most of my students are E.L.L. and special education) but I can imagine finding these lines in a painting with a high level class. Next students were asked to make these lines with CLAY. Most made coils. . . 

Some students broke their clay into pieces and placed it on the lines. . . 

Then I asked the students to make their lines come OFF the page.



Finally the art mentors (5th graders) helped with clean up. Wedging the clay back together and putting it in a plastic bag with a wet sponge keeps the clay pliable for our next project. 

3 comments:

Phyl said...

Nice. I like that art class doesn't always have to produce a PRODUCT that you take home, but instead can be a time to explore, solve problems in a unique way, have a tactile experience, and learn at the same timje

artprojectgirl said...

Thanks Phyl. A lot of my students don't get art experiences at home. It's nice that we share the same philosophy! It's time for art class to be about developing artistic behaviors and thinking!

allie said...

What an interesting prompt! And like Phyl said, it isn't always about bringing something home, but rather the sensory process of creating.