Collaboration Complete: Keepsake Book and Fall Leaves

Watching my students look through their art books is a magical experience. To see them recollect the projects and feel pride for their accomplishments is beyond rewarding. At the end of each week when the large collaborations were dry I spent time cutting them down so...

Collaboration IV: Colored Glue Collage & Ball Painting

The first collaboration of the day was a colored glue collage. I made seven colors of glue by adding liquid water color to white glue. In last week’s mask making project we practiced glue control but this week I let the kids squeeze to their heart’s...

Collaboration III: Painting on Maps & Mask Making

I introduced the idea of painting collaboratively by reading the book, We’re Painting by Carol Snyder before embarking on the group project of the day. The illustrations in this book are fun and colorful and the story line is simple and accessible for toddlers...

Collaboration II: Pass the Art Game (Mixed Media)

For this week’s collaboration we explored mixed media. I developed a “Pass the Art” game similar to art games I played in elementary school where we folded the paper in three and each person took a pass at drawing a head, torso, and legs. When you...

Collaboration I: Paint and Contact Paper Collage

This week marks the beginning of a new session. The theme for the next five week is Collaboration and Teamwork. Each week students will work together to make one large piece or collaborate to make a series of small works. Teamwork will be emphasized through books,...