For the past two weeks both the K1 and the PreK students were able to have art class outside!
We had a blast the first week discovering texture through leaf rubbings and texture hunts. The second week we explored texture through stamping; the K1 used different found natural materials like leaves, sticks, and grasses, and the PreK used a variety of stamps made in different shapes and patterns.
When Tcikabis Trapped the Sun" and then explored warm VS cool colors in a sun/moon watercolor painting using wax resist painting techniques. These are on display outside their classroom - take a look.
Last week we switched media and dove into printmaking! After discussing the aspect of respect for the natural world and talking about ways to care for our environment, we made large-scale prints using a variety of reused and recycled materials - packing materials, feed bags, egg cartons, foam circles, and more. Some students got creatively messy in the process! Next week we look forward to starting a 3D sculpture project - hopefully working outdoors, should the weather cooperate!
We applied that knowledge to designing our own gargoyles. The students were challenged to design gargoyles with expressions other than angry or scary, using charcoal.