My goodness have I been busy since school has started up again! We've really had a great start to our year here at Suffield Elementary, but I just haven't had any time to update my blog with the awesome work hanging in our halls. I always have a grade level or two make some artwork toward the end of the year that I can keep over the summer. This way I have something to hang up before the students make new work after school starts.
I've seen so many great circle printmaking lessons on amazing blogs that I forget where I might have seen it first, so I don't know who to reference!! The kids really liked this lesson that we spent about three classes on. I set up different paint color stations, and the kids printed with toilet paper rolls, paper towel rolls and other circular things I found in the art room. We finished by printing with our fingers, filling in some areas with paint brushes, and then we cut out the artworks into unique shapes.
I was first inspired to do these fun self-portraits with sunglasses from my wonderful friend Mrs. Susa who was my cooperating teacher when I student taught TEN years ago. I cannot believe it was that long ago!!! WHOA!
Anyhow, I remember that she had done these large portraits with the kids with sunglasses and I just loved them. I've adapted them a bit, but they always remind me of Mrs. Susa!!