Tuesday, August 30, 2011

(Pr-K) Creating Mosaic Letters


What a better project for out first week back to school than to decorate the first letter of our names?
The students used letter stencils for this mosaic project.
We used pencil to trace our letter and later we used black sharpie.
We discussed how to  create a mosaic composition by overlapping small pieces of paper.


We used tempera paint and water colors for the background.
We discussed how brushstrokes are created from the movement of our brushes. 





We began to understand how to create two shades of the same color.


We have no fear of paint in our art room.
This student created a textured background by using a cotton ball dipped in paint.


We observed the difference in creating a textured background using cotton balls versus 
a background where we only used brushes.





Making an effort to glue our paper inside the lines. 

















  



11 comments:

  1. Lovely :)

    I think I will do this with my son in a few years (He's just 10 months old now :))

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  2. I LOVE CHILDRENS WORK!!!!

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  3. I am especially fond of the T. Great composition and gorgeous background. Oh the blue!

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  4. Beautiful mosaic letters. A delicious charm of plasticity.

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  5. Children's creativity = the most beautiful creations.

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  6. They are always a wonder they create, effect as the color is beautiful.
    complimenti ai bambini ed a te

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  7. Thank you for the wonderful inspiration!
    http://spaldingart.blogspot.com/2014/12/kindergarten-initials.html

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