I have been teaching elementary school art for the past seven years and I LOVE what I do! I am a teacher who creates more messes than I can clean, thinks that glitter makes everything look better, and believes that art can bring people of all cultures together.
My 6th graders this year are FABULOUS! So, I am excited about doing fun, experimental art projects with them this year. This project is one that I came up with using foil wrapped around a cardboard circle and using it to make monoprints. Each table had two colors of paint on it and 4 paint brushes. Students rotated to each table every 5-7 minutes so they could experiment mixing the different colors and making a different monoprint at each station. Here are the students mixing colors and adding the paint to the foil surface:
Here are some finished monoprints:
And here are some finished prints with some colored pencil line drawings and patterns added: