These young Kahlos and Picassos have been working hard, y'all!
Kindergarten has been engulfed in a three week project involving almost every medium the sunshine state standards will allow ... We made our very own scratch paper art! That's right, from SCRATCH!
Week number one, the students covered their entire papers with oil pastels using as many color (baby, color)s as they could fit ...
Week number two, I had them paint over their drawings with black acrylic paint ("Ms. Holloway, I don't like this, why are you making us paint over our beautiful drawings with all black??!?!")
Week number three, I gave the students the option of a few different carving tools to scratch into their paper to create a spring scene that revealed the color once again. Like magic! ("Woe, Ms. Holloway, I really am an artist scientist!!!")
The topic was plants, insects, and nature because that is what their classroom modules have been covering in their academics, and we know by now that Ms. Holloway does her best to incorporate their classroom learning into their masterpieces in the art room.
Students were given artistic license to go wild and design any type of spring related outdoor scene as long as they could prove that they were able to handle their art materials properly.
And check out these results!