Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Finally... some projects

The start of the school year is always a little overwhelming.  Teaching/reviewing all the expectations.  Working hard to demonstrate the best of everything.  Introducing students to new things.  Creating and then grading all they have been working on.  Finally, I am getting around to blogging a little about what we have been up to.  It may take a few days to get all caught up but here we go!

Sparkly Zentangles

Each year I have my 5th graders work on a collabortive piece for the back of the art room.  You can look here to see some of the past ones. This year each student was given a 2" square of sparkly contact paper (lovingly given to me in 24"x36" sheets from a para who had left overs from prom) and a 3"x5" index card.

On the back they are to write their name, age, previous school, family, friends, art goal and "word for the year."  On the front they were to cut up the contact paper square and adhere it.  Then they added zentangle patterns to the rest of the card.

They did a pretty nice job of drawing in their zentangles... especially since I only gave them one class period.  Of course some found it harder than others to be "patterny" 

But they still turned out pretty neat.  During one class I forgot to put away the markers and colored pencils that 6th grade was using so they added some "pizazz" to their pictures...

You can check out more of them at Artsonia.  I hope to finish up their big display this weekend and share that sometime next week... maybe even tomorrow if Parent Teacher Conferences are slow.

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