Monday, October 29, 2012

JH Magazine Mosaic Animals

My JH students drew animals and used magazines to create a mosaic effect using shades of one color.  This was a pretty simple and straightforward assignment, so we really focused on the drawing aspect of the animal.  We did several sketches and then drew them large on the paper.  We kept it pretty simple in drawing too, focusing on the contour lines and on the inside of the animal only drawing lines where colors changed.  Students then pulled out pages from magazines that were of the color they chose.  Using small sections of those colors, they pieced the colors together, similar to a mosaic.

Here are some finished results:

Thursday, October 4, 2012

Op Art Hands

I saw this project idea all over Pinterest this summer and wanted to give it a try.  I chose do to this with my 5th graders, because they are a good group of kids and knew they would have fun with it.

Of course, they didn't all turn out exactly like those seen below.  Some of them you can't tell what it's supposed to be, but all of my 5th graders tried their hardest.  If I did this project again, I'd consider a slightly different approach so I had more successes with my students.  I might also try a different medium besides markers for a neater application.  Anyway here are some of the successes: