Wednesday, May 1, 2013

I Ain't Gonna Paint No More Silhouettes

My wonderful friend Mrs. Peterson came up with this lesson when she used to teach at Brimfield.  Be sure to check out her blog at her new home with middle school art at Perry Local Schools.

Before starting these life-sized artworks, we read I Ain't Gonna Paint No More by Karen Beaumont and illustrated by David Catrow.  In the book, a little boy, who is told by his mother to stop painting the insides of the house, covers himself in paint; from head to toe.  The kids love the story and then have an absolute blast tracing each other on kraft roll paper.  We used crayola Slick Stix to draw patterns all over the sillhouettes and then used Biggie Cakes to paint the patterns.  We had to get creative with our classroom space, but most of the kids really enjoyed working on the floor!


Joe said...

Fantastic, what a way to light up the hallway! : )

Rina said...

These are so vibrant! I have never used Slick Sticks....but I will definitely try them out. Really dynamic, colorful work.

Unknown said...

Love it! How long did it take the students to complete this project (day or two, week)?