Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Kindergarten Flower Update

     At Brimfield, we are currently working on our flower unit where we sculpt clay flowers and make a flower painting.  You can see this lesson here.  At Suffield, I usually take the kids outside and we draw the tulips in our front yard.  At Brimfield we don't have flowers like this, so I was trying to think of a solution when I ran across a great lesson from Art with Mr. E.  Instead of reading Fredrick we read a few books about spring and talked about the similarities and differences between 2D and 3D artworks.  Instead of going outside, we drew pictures of flowers that I have from old calendars and magazines and loosely followed Mr. E.'s studio process.  I love the results and thought I'd share! (We're still working on finishing the sculptures!)


Mary said...

Love the black and white flowers against the bright watercolor backgrounds. Wonderful!

gretchen buwalda said...

Thank you for this inspiring post. Our weather is warming up and this will be a lovely way to celebrate the coming of Summer