1st Grade Art Club has been working on this 3-D City made out of random packaging boxes. I asked the teachers to donate cereal boxes, cans, yogurt cups, and other food boxes to the Art Club. I hot-glued the boxes together beforehand and spray-painted the whole city with white paint. During Art Club, students worked in groups to turn their city into something colorful, interesting, and fun!
2nd Grade Art Club started at the beginning of November and they are such a joy! There is something about 2nd graders that I just LOVE! I think it's the way they can be so creative AND get-along with one another simultaneously. I mean, they are old enough to work on mature project, yet young enough to still be friends with their classmates. This Art Club activity was based on using natural materials and Native American Symbols to create art. Each student drew their selected symbol on their cardboard square and filled in the spaces with rocks and beans. Simple enough, but using different materials to make art really excites my students.
3rd Grade Art Club
The third graders have been working on clay projects this month in Art Club. The first meeting, we made our clay creations. Some students decided to make the simple pinch pot, while others ventured to make their own creations. The second meeting, we painted our pottery using tempera paints and worked on free-drawings while the paint dried.
4th Grade: The first week of Art Club, students made paper mache bowls. At first, we were trying to cover the whole balloon with the paper mache, but our 45 minute timeframe was not nearly enough time. So, with only half of the balloon covered, our creations were automatically turned into bowls. Well, if you'd ask these 4th graders, the girls wore them as hats and the boys wore them as masks...anything goes with paper mache!