When I want the kids to see there work in a new way I have some tricks. One of my favorites is to enlarge some little tiny sketch they made on the copy machine. I copy it onto large, card stock and magically their little tiny sketch becomes "art."
My only problem is I got this BRAINSTORM after I let the other Kindergarten classes paint their small portraits. Oh well! I would love to stick to my lessons more closely but when I (or the kids) get an idea we have to try it. Must be the artist in me, it's definitely not the teacher in me. A real teacher would stick to the plan so everyone would get the same experience and things would be more organized. I'm so excited to see the students face when they see their art work large! It makes diverging from the plan totally worth it!
Today while my Kindergarteners were making their self portraits I thought, these are so "adorable" (I know not a very academic thought!) what would they look like BIG?
Off to the copy machine I went! I enlarged their pictures to 11X17.
|Call me crazy but I would like to see them BIGGER!|
|See the scissors in the left? I put them there for scale.|
|Big paper in the by pass tray|
|Enlarge sketch to 155%|
|Voila! Big art!|
We will be painting these next!