Day one, background info about Grant Wood (I do this along with George Caleb Bingham and Thomas Hart Benton, then just refer back to those notes we took when we get to Grant Wood). First working day: we draw our houses REALLY BIG on 18 x 24 inch paper, and use crayons to color them. Next working day, we start making ourselves and a family member out of paper.
|Heads with necks.|
|Another pop out nose.|
|Student drawing the hand that they'll add to their sleeve.|
|See how they could choose different shades for their different people?|
I encouraged them to really think about the color/shade of themselves and their other person.
|In process of adding features and clothes.|
|I showed them the easy way of adding shirts:|
a simple snip and fold to make collars.
|This is a student and his dad, who IS bald with bigger eyebrows!|
|I love this one so much (it really looks like him!)|
that I took a photo and emailed it to his parents.
|Ipod or phone? Not sure, but electronic gadgets were the |
CLEAR FAVORITE with this group.
|Holding her kitty.|
|Close up of kitty with Sharpie details (turned and I can't get it to fix).|
|Pretty sure this one is an ipod.|
|Close up of her ipod.|
|Holding his DS.|
|Close up of his DS (turned again, of course!)|
|Love her flower--she's a really sweet girl, too!|
|Close up of her flower.|
She decided it needed the leaf after she'd made it,
and came back for more model magic.
|Love this one, because IT'S SO HER, I love how she combined|
paper to make light and dark brown hair.
|Another kitty close up. I didn't have any grey or black Model Magic--|
students had to make it using marker.
You guys, these are totally adorable and I love them. I can't wait until the other two classes are done and I can hang them up in the hall!