Sunday, October 22, 2017

Monster Mania!

Kindergarten artists have been finding their inner monster in art class!

First they explored all different types of lines.  They used this wonderful video from Scratch Garden to get them thinking about what a simple line can become.
Next they used oil pastel and watercolor in a resist technique to create colorful line art.

The next week in class they were so excited to learn that 
we were going to turn their line art into MONSTERS!!!! 
They read a few great books for monster inspiration and to advise on the hazards of glue! 
Go Away Big Green Monster by Ed Emberly and Too Much Glue by Jason Lefebvre

Finally, students tore and cut scraps of paper to finish their monsters with faces and accessories. 
We discussed how monsters could have many of the same features that people do, 
such as eye brows, eye lashes, nostrils! 

The finished products are great. I love the individuality of each monster!

The monsters below are from Mrs. Libby's kindergarten class.

 They took them and used them as inspiration for a writing prompt!
Students were prompted to use learned sight words (or popcorn words),
such as look, like, my, for, see, and the to describe their monsters.
They did a great job!

Next time you're at Fuller Meadow check them out in person!

1 comment:

  1. You actually make it seem so easy wit your presentation but I find this matter to bbe actually something whidh I think I would never understand.
    It seems too complex and veery broad for me. I'm looking
    forward for ypur next post, I'll try to get the hang of it!